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Torilis japonica - (Houtt.)DC.

Common Name Upright Hedge Parsley, Erect hedgeparsley
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hedges and grassy places in dry soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, north and east Asia.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Torilis japonica Upright Hedge Parsley, Erect hedgeparsley


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Torilis japonica Upright Hedge Parsley, Erect hedgeparsley
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Torilis japonica is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

T. anthriscus. Caucalis anthriscus.

Habitats

 Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105, 177]. Root - peeled and eaten raw[105, 177]. Although we have no record of the seed being edible, there is a report that it contains 16 - 21% protein and 10 - 23% fat[218].

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Medicinal Uses

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Expectorant  Tonic

The seed is anthelmintic, antifungal, antiviral, expectorant and tonic[218, 279]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of amnesia, pruritis, acidosis and scabies[279]. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of indigestion[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe. It can also be sown in spring.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

Jan R.   Fri Aug 7 2009

yours are the only pics. I've seen showing pink flowers - all others show and describe pure white. Plants near my home are pink. Thanks.

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