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Parsley Piert

Aphanes arvensis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
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:
10 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Bowel-hive Grass, Field Lady's Mantle, Field Parsley Piert, Fire Grass, Parsley Breakstone, Parsley Piercestone, Parsley-piert.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Farmland, walls.