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Rough Chervil

Chaerophyllum temulum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
90 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Umbels, 6cm across. Usually without bracts. No sepals. The flowers are nodding while in bud.
Fruit:
Long, narrow, ridged fruits, wider above.
Leaves:
Dark green bi-pinnate or tri-pinnate leaves, sometimes tinged dark purple. Purple blotched or completely purple stems. Hairy. Biennial.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

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