Torilis arvensis

Torilis arvensis_hedge parsley_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Common names: hedgeparsley; spreading hedgeparsley

Torilis arvensis (hedgeparsely) (family Apiaceae) occurs throughout California in disturbed sites and woodlands. It has small hooks on the mature fruit, which and cling to clothing, hair or fur, facilitating long distance dispersal.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

  • Oneto, S., J. M. DiTomaso, et al. (2004). Control of hedge parsley (Torilis arvensis). California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.

Other Torilis arvensis Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.