Torilis arvensis

Torilis arvensis_hedge parsley_JM DiTomaso
Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Common names: hedgeparsley; spreading hedgeparsley

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

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate?

CDFA Rating: None?


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.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Torilis arvensis Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Torilis arvensis (hedgeparsley) fruits. Photo: &#169 2016 Neal Kramer
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    Torilis arvensis (hedgeparsley) flowers. Photo: Keir Morse
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    Torilis arvensis (hedgeparsley) leaves and growth habit. Photo: Keir Morse