Torilis arvensis [Apiaceae]

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Scientific Name Torilis arvensis USDA PLANTS Symbol TOAR
Common Name Hedge Parsley ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29894
Family Apiacaea (Parsley) UC Jepsen Reference Click Here
Description Habitat: Open, sunny areas; gravelly, limestone soils.
Plant: Upright, spreading annual, 6 to 18 inches tall, much-branched; hairy stems.
Leaves: Compound leaves 2 to 5 inches long, once or twice pinnately-divided; ovate to linear-lanceolate leaflets 1/4 to 2-1/2 inches long and 3/4-inch wide, deeply incised.
Inflorescence: Clusters of very small white flowers in compound umbels 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches wide, each blossom less than 1/8-inch across with 5 petals and stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Fruit: Egg-shaped, ribbed, less than 1/5-inch long, densely covered with hooked bristles; greenish or pinkish.
References: www.texasinvasives.org and "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
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