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Anthriscus cerefolium0.jpg
Garden Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Anthriscus


Anthriscus or Chervil is a common plant genus of the family Apiaceae, growing in Europe and temperate parts of Asia. It comprises 15 species, some of which are considered as noxious weeds[citation needed]. The genus grows in meadows and verges on slightly wet porous soils. One species, Anthriscus cerefolium is cultivated and used in the kitchen to flavor foods.

Anthriscus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Mouse Moth (recorded on Cow Parsley).

The hollow stem is erect and branched, ending in compound umbels of small white or greenish flowers. The leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate.

Garden Chervil
from Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885

Species of Anthriscus[edit]


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