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Scientific Name: Petroselinum crispum
Pronunciation: pet-roe-seh-LYE-num KRIS-pum
Common Name: parsley
Family Name: Apiaceae
Plant Type: Biennial
Key ID Features: Scented annual; leaves alternate, compound, tri-pinnate, serrate margins, leaflets deltoid and +/- curling; stem with swollen nodes and vertical stripes.
Course(s): HORT 1155, HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe (Mediterranean region)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Herb, Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google. Images include P. crispum var. crispum.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Tripinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Deltoid
Margins: Serrate, Undulate (wavy)
Additional Info: Leaves of P. crispum var. crispum are curled (curled parsley). Leaves of P. crispum var. neopolitanum (Italian parsley) are not curled.

Inflorescence Type: Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Green-yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Biennial; flat, terminal, compound umbels.

Fruit Type: Schizocarp, Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour: Green

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
(CGW) Community Garden West
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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