Japanese hedge-parsley USDA PLANTS Symbol: TOJA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Apiaceae

Appearance
Torilis japonica is a biennial herb that grows 2-4 ft. (0.6-1.2 m) tall when flowering.
Foliage
First-year rosettes are low, parsley-like and green into fall. The stem leaves are alternate, fern-like, 2-5 in. (5.1-12.7 cm) long and slightly hairy.
Flowers
Flowers are tiny, white, 5-petaled and clustered in small, flat-topped umbels. Flowering occurs from June to September.
Fruit
The fruit are small, cylindrical and covered with hooked hairs that attach to clothing or fur.
Ecological Threat
Torilis japonica threatens woodlands and savannas. Spreading hedge parsley (Torilis arvensis) is very similar and invasive.

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Foliage;
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Plant(s); in flower
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Stem(s);
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Flower(s);
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Flower(s);
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Fruit(s);
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Fruit(s);
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.