Fool's Parsley - Aethusa cynapium
Low to medium hairless plant, stems ribbed, leaves 2 or 3 pinnate, dark green. Flowers white 2 mm in umbels with 10 to 20 rays, petals unequal. Bracts absent, but with 3 or 4 pendant bracteoles giving a bearded appearance.
Waste places, arable land and even gardens.
June to October.
Annual, occasionally biennial.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 457 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as native, frequent
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