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Cow Parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris
Height up to 1.5M (5ft). Native downy perennial, prolific, widespread and common throughout the country on roadside verges and lanes meadows, hedgerows. Upright grooved hollow stems, bare or bristly, carry two or three times pinnately divided leaves. Umbels of white flowers lack lower bracts appearing April to June. Pinnate leaves with toothed segments, bottom leaves are petiolate, upper ones sheathing and sessile. Long-stalked compound umbels, secondary umbels having bracts. Small flowers with white corollas.
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