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Parsley Piert

Aphanes arvensis

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Minute petalless flowers, up to 2mm in size and growing in dense clusters. Flowers have 2 rings of 4 jointed green sepals.
Fruit:
Pointed and oval.
Leaves:
Parsley-like, hence the name of this flower. The leaves have 3 deeply toothed lobes and are short-stalked. The leaves have prominent leafy stipules.
Maximum Size:
10cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible raw.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bowel-hive Grass, Field Lady's Mantle, Field Parsley Piert, Fire Grass, Parsley Breakstone, Parsley Piercestone, Parsley-piert.
Habitats:
Farmland, walls.