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Torilis japonica

 

Erect Hedgeparsley, Upright Hedge-parsley, Japanese Hedge Parsley

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderApialesIncludes carrots, celery, parsley, and ivy
FamilyApiaceaeCarrot or parsley family, also includes angelica, anise, caraway, celery, chervil, cicely, coriander/cilantro, cumin, dill, fennel, hemlock, lovage, Queen Anne’s Lace, parsnip
GenusTorilisName used by Adanson in 1763, meaning obscure. Umberto Quattrocchi says “A meaningless name or possibly from toreo “to bore through, to pierce,” referring to the prickled fruit
SpeciesjaponicaOf or belonging to Japan, Japanese

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Torilis japonica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Torilis japonica (Erect Hedgeparsley, Upright Hedge-parsley, Japanese Hedge Parsley)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 7 × 4½" (18 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Torilis japonica (Erect Hedgeparsley, Upright Hedge-parsley, Japanese Hedge Parsley)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 3 × 3½" (8.4 × 9.8 cm) ID is uncertain

Torilis japonica (Erect Hedgeparsley, Upright Hedge-parsley, Japanese Hedge Parsley)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 6 × 4" (16 × 11 cm) ID is uncertain

Torilis japonica (Erect Hedgeparsley, Upright Hedge-parsley, Japanese Hedge Parsley)

7/19/2017 · Monongahela National Forest, Monongahela, WV
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 8.4 cm) ID is uncertain