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Garden Chervil
Scientific Name: Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffmann
Synonym: Anthriscus longirostris, Cerefolium cerefolium, Scandix cerefolium
Family: Apiaceae
Garden Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones

Sun Exposure: Partial shade

Origin: Southern and western Asia

Growth Habits: Annual, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, in late winter or early spring

The leaves are used mostly fresh, but they can also be dried or frozen. They are used in soup, salad, omelets, or fish dishes in a way similar to parsley. The tuberous-rooted varieties are eaten like carrots.

Cultural Practices:
Plant seeds 1 inch apart and then thin them to 1 every 3 or 4 inches (8-10 cm). The seedlings should be handled with care as they are rather delicate.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers

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