Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chaerophyllum procumbens (L.) Crantz image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Apiaceae
Chaerophyllum procumbens (L.) Crantz
spreading chervil, wild chervil
Chaerophyllum: Greek for "pleasant" and phyllon, "leaf," referring to fragrance
procumbens: with trailing, prostrate stems
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect or drooping, annual, 6"-20" tall forb, mostly smooth or sparsely hairy; stems spreading, often weak, usually branching at the base
Flower: white, 5-parted; inflorescence usually compound umbels, sometimes with irregular flowers at the outer edge; blooms May
Fruit:dry, elliptical or oblong, widest near the middle, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit:fruit drawing seed:
Leaf:several times pinnately-divided, undersides smooth or with only a few hairs
Habitat: moist; woods; in alluvial soil (water deposited)
(Glossary)

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