Anthriscus cerefolium
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Anthriscus cerefolium


  family apiaceae 
  genus anthriscus 

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Genus  Anthriscus Species  cerefolium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  chervil Family  APIACEAE Specimen number  S11416 Data source  HtZn p76;MedPl p167;Frgnt p178
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 06-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Anthriscus cerefolium have a mild spicy aroma. Chervil can tolerate as many as 60 summer days where the temperature exceeds 86� Fahrenheit. This plant grows well in average soils. Partial to full shade is best for growing this species. It needs soil that is well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  hypotensive   diuretic Medicinal parts  Aerial parts Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  %s is edible. Chervil has been used in traditional herbal healing as either a hypotensive or a diuretic. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the aerial parts.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  anise-parsely leaves. parsley like Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Spicy Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anthriscus cerefolium easily self-sows from last year's seeds.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Anthriscus cerefolium has lacy leaves. Flowers: Chervil has fuzzy flower heads in clusters.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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