Anthriscus caucalis M.Bieb.

Burr Chervil

Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 1: 230 (1808) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Annual herb to 70 cm high. Stem single, glabrous, glaucous. Leaves (2–)3(–4)-pinnate; lamina 3.5–7.5 cm long, 3–7 cm wide, hairy abaxially; uppermost leaves pinnate; petiole 1.5–7.5 cm long. Umbels lateral, 2.5–5 cm diam.; bracts absent; common peduncle 0.5–2 cm long; rays 1–2.3 cm long, glabrous; umbellules 3–6, 4–6-flowered; bracteoles 3–5, margins ciliate; pedicels 3–6 mm long. Flowers 1–2 mm diam.; male flowers absent; petals white, 0.5–1 mm long; styles parallel. Fruit pyriform, tuberculate or smooth, with hooked bristles; mericarps 3–4 mm long, maturing to dark brown or black. Flowers spring.

*CVU. Recorded once in Victoria at Mt Beckworth near Clunes in 1963. Native to Europe, north-west Africa and Turkey.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-08-18
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Anthriscus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Anthriscus caucalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Anthriscus caucalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia