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Japanese Hedge Parsley

Japanese Hedge Parsley

Japanese hedge parsley

(Torilis japonica)

General description:

Herbaceous biennial in the carrot family, with white umbel flowers and pasley-like leaves. Flowering plants are branched and grow 2-6 feet tall.

Ecological threat:

  • Hedgeparsleys invade forests, grassland, hedgerows, and roadsides.
  • Currently, only Japanese hedgeparsley is known in Wisconsin.
  • Pets, such as dogs, and other animals appear to be spreading Japanese hedgeparsley quickly throughout the state.
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