Common Name: Meadow Parsley

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
  • Height: 1-2′, 2-5′
  • Flower: Yellow, Red, Apr, May, Jun
  • Fruit: Winged capsules with seeds inside
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Grasslands/Prairies, Woodland Edge
  • Larval host for: Black Swallowtail, (Papilio polyxenes)

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Thaspium trifolatum or Meadow Parsnip produces a cluster of arching stems with trifoliate, lightly serrated leaves grow from a large fleshy root.  A branching, hollow flower stalk topped with multiple tiny flowers emerges in late spring or early summer. The flowers are about 1/4″ across, with yellow petals encased in red to purple bracts that are borne in compound umbels that are three to five inches across. Winged seed capsules follow the flowers.

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