Page author: Don Knoke
Anthriscus caucalis
burr chervil
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Introduced occasionally in eastern United States, and from Washington to California.

Habitat: Moist, open places, usually in disturbed soil.

Flowers: May

Origin: Introduced; native to Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Ovary inferior, 2-celled, the stylopodium broadly conic; fruit oblong-elliptic, 4-9 mm. long and 2-5 mm. wide, the ribs all nearly alike, thickened but not winged.

Leaves:

Leaves basal and cauline, with short, stiff hairs, gradually reduced upward, petiolate, the blade bipinnately dissected, with small ultimate segments.

Flowers:

Peduncles slender, borne opposite the upper leaves; rays 3-6, 1-2.5 cm long; involucre wanting; involucel of a few small lanceolate bractlets; umbellets with 3-7 flowers, the calyx obsolete, the five petals white; the pedicels short, each with a ring of short, flattened hairs at the summit.

Fruits:

Fruit ovoid, 4 mm. long, the body covered with short, thick, hooked hairs, the short, stout beak unarmed.

Accepted Name:
Anthriscus caucalis M. Bieb.

Synonyms:
Anthriscus neglecta Boiss. & Reut. var. scandix (Scop.) Hyl.
Anthriscus scandicina Mansf. [HC]
Anthriscus vulgaris
Scandix anthriscus
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Anthriscus caucalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Anthriscus caucalis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Anthriscus caucalis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Anthriscus caucalis photos.

USDA Plants: Anthriscus caucalis information.

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