Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.
upright hedge-parsley (erect hedgeparsley)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Jamie Fenneman     (Photo ID #9848)


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Distribution of Torilis japonica
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Species Information

Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, several, bristly, 0.3-1.2 m tall.
Stem leaves 1-3 times pinnately cut, dissected into small, narrow ultimate segments without well-defined leaflets, upper leaf sheaths entire.
Inflorescence of compound umbels; spokes each with 1 narrow bract; flowers white.
Egg-shaped to oblong, 2-2.5 mm long, covered with bristles; beaks prominent.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Mesic disturbed sites or open forests in the lowland and montane zones; rare, known only from the Gulf Islands and Agassiz; introduced from Japan.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia