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ANTHRISCUS

ANTHRISCUS

APIACEAE

 

Queen Anne’s Lace or Chervil has deeply cut, fern-like foliage and produces umbels of white flowers. One species is the common culinary herb. The common name Chervil is also used to refer to the genus Chaerophyllum.

There are about 12 species, mainly native to Europe, including Britain, but also some in Ethiopia and South Africa. They grow on sloping grassland, roadsides and open woodland.

Conditions required vary greatly with the species, but the varieties common in cultivation require part-shade and moisture-retentive soil.