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Cow parsley

Observed: 23rd May 2010 By: Beagle
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Stiff plant about 1m tall, white inflorescence. Flower stalks arching over.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) interacts


Kluut's picture

Too tall?

If in doubt - bruise a leaf and sniff.
All the wild carrot I have seen has been 12-18 inches tall.

Chris Metherell's picture

Perhaps Anthriscus sylvestris?

Not I think D. carota. D. carota has numerous three lobed bracts at the base of the umbel. I can't see any on these at all. The leaves look a pretty good fit for good old Cow Parsley.

Chris Metherell
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