Anthriscus


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Anthriscus

 

a genus of plants of the family Umbelliferae. They are perennial, biennial, or annual herbs. These plants, which are often tall, have twice or thrice pinnate leaves. In some species the calyx is toothed. The petals are usually white. There are approximately 20 species in Eurasia; 12 species are found in the USSR. The most widely distributed is cow parsley (Anthris-cus sylvestris), which grows along moist, sparse forests, shrubbery, forest edges, parks, water meadows, and ravines; it sometimes grows as a weed along the edges of fields. Its root is used in cooked form as food. Salad chervil, or beaked parsley (A. cerefolium), is sometimes cultivated for its leaves, which are used as a seasoning.

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Cow parsley, including Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing', has branching stems loaded with heads of fluffy flowers and a pink form of a British native, Pimpinella major 'Rosea' comes into its own in June.
61 Anthemis tinctoria 1 Anthriscus sylvestris 1 A triplex prostrata 2 2 Brassica campestris 5 9 Capsella bursa pastoris 1 Centaurea cyanus 2 3 Cerastium arvense 3 Cerastium holosteoides 15 Chelidonium majus 38 Chenopodium album 69 479 544 Chenopodium glaucum 7 Erodium cicutarium 1 Fallopia convolvulus 8 31 Fumaria officinalis 2 Galeopsis ladanum 1 Galeopsis tetrahit/speciosa 9 25 Galium aparine 39 Galium spurium 1 Geranium pusillum 4 Lamium album 1 Lamium purpureum 1 Lapsana communis 2 Polygonum aviculare 29 Polygonum lapathifolium 12 237 Polygonum sp.
If they can rise up from a carpet of ajuga or through the ferny, bronze foliage of Anthriscus sylvestris 'Raven''s Wing'', so much the better.
She said some of the plants incorporated in the garden include midnight coloured iris and amber foxgloves and went on: "These colours are balanced by the soft blues and aubergine hue of purple leaved cow parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing', spires of Salvia nemorosa and Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'.
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing', a selected form of cow parsley with lacy, purple-brown leaves and umbels of tiny white flowers with small pink bracts in May and June.