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Aethusa cynapium

Fool's parsley

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Aethusa cynapium (Fool's parsley). This is an upright annual with fern-like pinnate leaves. The flowers are produced in umbels of white bloom in mid-summer. Highly poisonous.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Fern-like

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will grow in light to heavy soil. Fatal if ingested.

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