Anthriscus cerefolium

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Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.

Apiaceae

Life form: annual or biennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: tripinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: compound umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Anthriscus cerefolium belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Anthriscus cerefolium was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was George Franz Hoffmann, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1814.

Taxonomy

Anthriscus cerefolium is a species in the genus Anthriscus which contains approximately 16 to 36 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family).

Characteristics

Anthriscus cerefolium - habitus
Anthriscus cerefolium - leaves

Growth

The plants reach heights of 40 to 50 centimetres.

Leaves

Anthriscus cerefolium is deciduous. The tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are ovate and have dentate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Anthriscus cerefolium produces compound umbels of erect, white five-stellate flowers from May to August.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Anthriscus cerefolium is native to : garden origin.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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