Dec. 6, 2022

spreading hedgeparsley, Torilis arvensis

Spreading hedgeparsley is yet another Eurasian invader. Or perhaps Canadian? USDA says these plants are native in British Columbia. The fruit are covered with small hooks, and have earned these plants the alternate common name of tall sock destroyer. Short dog destroyer would be another possibility. Spreading hedgeparsley has spread to AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV, and is perhaps native in BC. Harris Co TX, 4/16/22. Celery family, Apiaceae.