Flora of Northern Ireland
Anthriscus caucalis
(Map updated: March 2008)

Bur parsley is also called bur chervil and is now a very rare annual of dry waste ground and hedge banks. It is rather similar to the very common cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) but much more delicate, and with pronounced hook-like bristles on the fruits. Mostly recorded from the Ards Peninsula.

There are recent records only from Larne Lough and Magilligan.

All names: Anthriscus caucalis M.Bieb.; Anthriscus vulgaris Pers., non Bernh.; Anthriscus neglecta Boiss. & Reut.; Anthriscus scandicina Mansf.; Chaerophyllum anthriscus (L.) Crantz; Cerefolium anthriscus (L.) G.Beck