Irish wildflowers

Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
Peirsil bhó
Family: Apiaceae

Flowering time: April-June. Perennial. Native.

Long-stalked umbels of white flowers, 8-12 rays. Smooth shiny fruit.
No bracts. Broad bracteoles, deflexed, often pinkish.
Leaves appearing from September, over-wintering.
Fern-like, triangular, 3-pinnate with pointed segments.
Hairy. Erect stems hollow, grooved, unspotted. Height: 70-120 cm

Abundant, roadsides, hedgebanks, wood edges.

Similar: Fools Parsley, Aethusa cynapium. Smaller, flowers July-August.
Hemlock, Conium maculatum. Purple-spotted stems, unpleasant smell.



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