E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

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

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Jamie Fenneman  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #9848)

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Species Information

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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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / 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.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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