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.

Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources

  • 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.
  • CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
  • Cal-IPC News - Our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf.
  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

    Other Resources

    • USDA PLANTS database -
      Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
    • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
    • CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.

    Symposium Presentations

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

    Cal-IPC News Articles

    • None for this species.