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Common Chervil - Anthriscus cerefolium

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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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 N. America; native to Europe. Collected in Missoula County (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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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