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Common Chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium
Other Names:  French Parsley, Garden Chervil

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted annual or biennial. Stems erect, branched, 20–50 cm. Herbage glabrous to sparsely hirsute. Leaves petiolate, tripinnate; blades 2–10 cm long, parsley-like; the leaflets with rounded lobes. Umbels axillary, compound; rays 1–2 cm long; involucre absent; involucel bracts linear, 1–3 mm long. Flowers white; stylopodium conic; petals 1–1.5 mm long. Mericarps linear, beaked, ca. 6 mm long, glabrous; ribs nearly obsolete (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced for culinary purposes and escaped in the more temperate and humid areas of North America; native to Europe. Collected in Missoula County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Disturbed, moist soil of open riparian forest; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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