Anthriscus caucalis

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Anthriscus caucalis
Anthriscus caucalis 2004-04-07.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Anthriscus
A. caucalis
Binomial name
Anthriscus caucalis

Anthriscus caucalis, also burr chervil or bur-chervil, a plant in the carrot family. It is similar in appearance to chervil, the common cooking herb from the same genus. It sends up thin, hollow stems and bears umbels of white flowers. The light green leaves are triangular and made up of many leaflets. The tiny hard fruits, each about 3 millimeters long, are covered in hooked spines. The plant is native to and common in parts of Europe and Asia, and has been introduced elsewhere, such as the west coast of the United States.

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