Upright Hedge-parsley - Torilis japonica
Medium to tall hairy plant to 1.5 metres. Stems stiffly erect, solid, ridged. Leaves 1 to 3 pinnate. Flowers white to pinkish, or pink-purple, 2 to 3 mm in long-stalked umbels with 5 to 12 rays. Petals somewhat unequal; bracts present.
Similar to Cow Parsley but can be distinguished by its finer leaves and less robust form. It also flowers after Cow Parsley.
Grassy habitats, especially on dry soils.
July to September.
Annual, occasionally biennial.
Common throughout Britain except in the north of Scotland.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 529 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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