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Petroselinum crispum (Miller) A.W. Hill, Hand-List Herb. Pl. Kew, ed. 3, 122. 1925. Mansfeld, Fedde, Repert. Sp. Nov. 46: 307. 1939; Hiroe, l.c.; Tutin, l.c. 352.

  • Apium crispum Mill.
  • Apium petroselinum Linn.
  • Carum petroselinum (L.) Benth.
  • Petroselinum hortense Hoffm.
  • Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.

    Plants c. 1 m tall. Leaves petiolate, 2-3-pinnate; segments linear to lanceo┬Člate or oval, 1-3 cm long. Peduncles 3-15 cm long. Involucre of 1-3 linear bracts or lacking. Rays 10-20, subequal, up to 2.5 cm long. Involucel of 5-6 linear bractlets, shorter than the flowering umbellet. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals green┬Čish. Fruit ovoid, 2.5-3 mm long.

    Type: Described from Sardinia, Italy.

    Distribution: A cosmopolitan plant.

    Parsley is a cultivated plant used for its edible foliage.


     

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