Hedge Parsley

Pest: Hedge Parsley (Torilis arvensis)

Pest Type: Annual broadleaf weed

Major Identifying Features: Much branched, hairy annual, flowers on long stems, white flowers in umbrella-like clusters with 5 petals, blooms June-September, leaves alternate, feather-compound resembling parsley, fruit cling to fur and clothing

Life Cycle: Annual, reproduces by seed

Pest Rating: Minor to moderate

Management Rating: Moderate

Host/Season/Outbreak Information: Occur on banks of streams and rivers, roadsides, railroads

Damage Information: Can be a problem for livestock and wildlife grazers and a nuisance to humans, but does not have significant ecological impact, burs can stick to clothing and fur

Management Options: Prevention, cultural control (not much research)





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