Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #58 Upright Hedge Parsley

Bradlaugh Fields - Rough Chervil

An unassuming plant, Upright Hedge Parsley is like a smaller, slenderer and later flowering version of the Cow Parsley we saw back in May. It has rough stems and the leaves and spiky seed heads often turn purplish, (not to be confused with the smooth purple spotted stems of the related Hemlock). The white, umbrella-like flowers are, like all this family, of interest to many pollinating insects, but other than that little information seems to be available, other than that there is a moth whose caterpillar spins a web in the leaves to be its home and which feeds on the plant.

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