|Scientific name:||Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm.|
|Synonym name:||Chaerefolium silvestre (L.) Sch. et Thell.|
|German name:||Wilder Kerbel|
|English name:||Cow Parsley|
|Plant Family:||Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, Carrot Family, Flockblommiga växter|
|Life form:||Perennial Herb|
|Stems:||Height 50–150 cm, furrowed|
|Leaves:||Lower leaves with conspicuous, sheathing base, that of upper leaves smaller. Leaf-blade triangular, tripinnate. Leaflets elliptic, large-toothed; Stem furrowed.|
|Flowers:||Regular (actinomorphic), 3–5 mm across, outer flowers often slightly irregular. Petals 5, free, white, apex notched. Sepals absent. Stamens 5. Pistil formed from 2 fused carpels, styles 2. Inflorescence a compound umbel.|
|Flowering Period:||May, June, July|
|Fruits:||Brown, later darkbrown, 6–10 mm long, elliptic two-parted schizocarp|
|Habitat:||Grows abundantly on roadsides, in hedgerows and along woodland rides and margins.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Anthriscus, from the Greek and Latin name for another but unidentified plant.
sylvestris; sylva, woods, forest; sylvestris, of or belonging to the forest or woods, more correctly: silvestris, sometimes silvester; growing in the woods, wild.
Chaerefolium, khairephullon: chaerefolium, cerfeuil (Fr), chervil (UK).