Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A.W.Hill


Hand-list Herb. Pl. Kew, edn 3, 122 (1925)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Aromatic herb to 30(–80) cm high; stem striate. Leaves basal and cauline, 3-pinnate; lamina of basal leaves deltoid to triangular, c. 2–12 cm long and wide; leaflets cuneate, lobed or divided, sometimes finely curled along margin, often petiolulate, 1–2.5 cm long. Peduncle to 5(–10) cm long; involucral bracts absent or inconspicuous; rays 8–20, 1–2 cm long; bracteoles 5–12, linear-oblong to ovate; pedicels 2–6 mm long. Petals c. 1 mm long, yellow to green-yellow. Fruit 2.5–3 mm long. Flowers summer and autumn.

*EGL, *GipP, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Tas. Native to Europe. A widely cultivated culinary herb, recorded as naturalised in a few, near-coastal sites (near Melbourne, Wilsons Promontory, Mallacoota Inlet), probably weakly naturalised elsewhere near cultivated plants.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Petroselinum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Petroselinum crispum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Petroselinum crispum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
Australian Capital Territory