parsley, wild

COMMON NAME: Parsley, wild
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyclospermum leptophyllum
FAMILY: Apiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Annual dicot weed of turfgrass, ornamentals, and non-crop areas. Low-growing less than one foot
tall. Multiple branching linear leaves. Lower leaves are slightly broader and more organized with definite
parsley appearance. Stem and leaves thin, glabrous. Flowers in umbels (umbrella-like formation) with 5 to
12 flowers. Fruit spherical, very small with vertical lines. Flowers and fruit <3mm in diameter, white to
yellow in color.
DESCRIPTION: Broadleaf weed becoming more prevalent in infrequently mowed turfgrass and landscape plantings. With
the linear, parsley-like leaves this plant is normally easy to distinguish from other species.

Broad View Contamination in a landscape bed.

Broad View
Contamination in a landscape bed.

Leaf Leaf comparison

Leaf
Leaf comparison

Leaf Upper leaves

Leaf
Upper leaves

Flower / Seed Head Flowers and fruits

Flower / Seed Head
Flowers and fruits