Wild Chervil

(Anthriscus sylvestris)

General description:

Herbaceous, monocarpic perennial that has hollow stems covered in soft hairs.

Leaves: Alternate, fern-like leaflets are nearly hairless with the leaf base clasping the stem. Flowers: Umbels of small, 5-petaled, white flowers blooms late May-early July. Fruits and seeds: Each flower produces 2 shiny, long brown seeds that are joined. Roots: Thick taproot with lateral buds can be up to 6’ deep.

Ecological threat:

  • Invades roadsides, open woods, fields and pastures.
  • It is a host to parsnip yellow fleck virus which infects carrots, celery, and parsnips.
  • It has been planted as an ornamental and is found in some European wildflower seed mixes.
Golden Creeper

Golden Creeper

(Thladiantha dubia)
Garden Heliotrope or Valerian

Garden Heliotrope or Valerian

(Valeriana officinalis)