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Petroselinum crispum   (Wild Parsley)


Petroselinum crispum  (APIACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Dec-2007 (taxon update: none)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Petroselinum crispum - datasheet created on Dec-2007. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 22-Jun-2024

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Petroselinum crispum(Mill.) Fuss
Published in Hand-list Herb. Pl. Kew ed. 3, 122 (1925)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.
Synonym that was used for long in Malta: Petroselinum sativum Hoffmannsegg
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Apiaceae Lindl. (=Umbelliferea) (The Carrot Family)
34 species from the Apiaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Wild Parsley

Maltese name(s) :

Tursin

Status for Malta :

Naturalised Alien. Species that was introduced in Malta after year 1492 (Columbus' discovery of the New World) and spreads and integrates to form established, non-invasive populations. Species may become become invasive if it widespreads rapidly.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

April – October

Colour of Flowers:

White or Cream

Toxicity:

Not particularly toxic

Name Derivation :

Petroselinum:
crispum:

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines

Remarks :

Typical wild population are not found in Malta and this species is currently considered as an naturalised alien but it may have been a native species as it is in most countries of south and central Europe.


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Cultivated as a herb and became naturalised in habitats with fertile soil, especially near agricultural areas.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Escapes and sometimes becomes naturalised in field margins, abandoned fertile or humid areas close to its cultivated source. Naturalised populations usually seen in valley sides close to fields.
Botanical Description: Erect, glabrous biennial up to 75 cm. Stem terete, solid; branches ascending. Lower leaves triangular in outline, 3-pinnate; lobes 10-20 mm, cuneate, lobed, often crispate in cultivars. Umbels flat-topped. Rays 8-20. Bracts 1-3, entire or 3-fid; bracteoles 5-8, linear-oblong to ovate-cuspidate. Petals yellowish. Fruit 2.5-3 mm, broadly ovoid.
Chromosome number: 2n=22
Distributional range: Naturalized in much of Europe origin uncertain, but perhaps S.E. Europe or W. Asia.
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Introduced in  All Europe exceptAlbania, Faroe Islands, Finland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Russia and former USSR, Svalbard archipelago, Turkey (European part)
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
NA

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