Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Bur Chervil - Anthriscus caucalis   BiebersteinOnly member of Anthriscus in NC.
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AuthorBieberstein
DistributionMostly in the Piedmont and Sandhills, disjunct to Madison County in the Mountains. Records range from 1956-1982.

Native of Europe; in N.A. scattered locations in the U.S. and southern Canada.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRiver bank, fields, waste areas, newly seeded roadside.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-June.
IdentificationBur Chervil typically grows 1.5-2.5 feet tall, with leaves dissected (usually twice) into elliptical, toothed segments, the blades rather hispid. The very small umbels are compound, terminal and axillary, the petals white. The fruits are distinct, ovoid, and with short hooked hairs.
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