Hedge Parsley is a member of the carrot family, showing up in early spring and imitating its edible cousin in its fern-like delicate leaves and early growth, but don’t be fooled. This deceptively innocent appearance is followed by sweet-looking white flowers on stalks that can range in height from two to five feet tall. The flowers bloom for several weeks and then form the characteristic velcro seeds which attach readily to fur, feathers, and clothing. Hedge parsley is an aggressive invasive plant that seeks to expand over the entire Preserve.
Want to learn more about how the Land Trust manages invasive weeds and other important needed work? Join us for a work party on July 16th, and contribute in on our effort on weed management!