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Spreading Hedgeparsley

Spreading Hedge Parsley

Spreading Hedgeparsley

(Torilis arvensis)

Herbaceous biennial in the carrot family. Flowering plants have erect, ridged, branched stems and grow 2-6’ tall.


Other names for this plant include:

  • Common names: Canada hedgeparsley, hedgeparsley
  • Scientific names: Torilis arvensis ssp. arvensis

Ecological threat:

  • Hedgeparsleys invade forests, grasslands, hedgerows, roadsides, and urban areas.
  • Pets, such as dogs and other animals appear to be spreading hedgeparsley quickly throughout the state.