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: (2002). Apiaceae. In: . 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.