Anthriscus Pers.


Classical Greek name, anthriskos, for Chervil.

Annual, biennial or perennial hairy herbs. Leaves mostly 2-3-pinnate. Bracts few, linear, the bracteoles entire and bent back. Flower stalks hairy at the tip. Petals white. Fruit cylindrical to ovoid, ridged.

Grown as a herb for the strong aroma.

Seed, perennials by division.

Leaves used as a flavouring and garnish, especially in salads. An ingredient, together with Parsley and Chives, of fines herbes.

About 20 species from Eurasia and Africa.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Apiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Apiaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.