Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 1 [Torilis arvensis (Huds.) Link]; lvs often a little less dissected; invol of several bracts, commonly 1 to each ray; fr with shorter, stouter, more obviously subconic, less widely spreading, more upcurved prickles ca 0.5 mm or a little less; 2n=16. Native to the Old World, now widely established as a weed in our range, but less common than no. 1. (T. anthriscus, a preoccupied name)

  • Common Names

    Japanese hedge-parsley