Invasive Plant

Wild Chervil

Anthriscus sylvestris

About This Species

Wild chervil is a biennial to short-lived perennial in the Parsley family. It is typically found along roadsides, fencelines, streambanks, in ditches and competing with pasture and hay crops. It has a thick taproot that spreads aggressively, as deep as 2 meters into the soil, and is very difficult to remove.

How to Identify

Wild chervil has small white flowers in umbrella-like clusters that grow at the end of stems. Stems are hollow and range in height from 30 cm to 1.8 m. Leaves are fern-like and nearly hairless.

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