Chaerophyllum tainturieri [Apiaceae]

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Scientific Name Chaerophyllum tainturieri USDA PLANTS Symbol CHTA
Common Name Chervil, Hairy-fruit Chervil ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29617
Family Apiaceae (Parsley) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Prairies, woodlands, alluvial thickets.
Plant: Erect, weak annual, single, branched somewhat hairy stems, from 1/2 to 1-1/2 feet tall.
Leaves: Alternate leaves 3+ inches long x 2+ inches wide, pinnately-divided into multiple, deeply-lobed leaflets.
Inflorescence: Loose compound umbels with 3+/- rays bearing a few tiny, white, 5-petal blossoms, 1/8 or less inch across; 5 stamens with white filaments. Blossoms are easily overlooked.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, SEINet and Missouri Plants.
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