Anthriscus cerefolium

Anthriscus

Anthriscus or Chervil is a common plant genus of the family Apiaceae, growing in Europe and temperate parts of Asia. It comprises 12 species, some of which are considered as noxious weeds. The genus grows in meadows and verges on slightly wet porous soils.

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 (Anthriscus cerefolium) is used in the kitchen to flavor foods.

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