Anthriscus sylvestris is a
perennial herb 0.7-1.4cm in height, growing in valleys, with long
petioles with biternate compound leaves; the leaflets cut in
profoundly. White small flowers set themselves in compound umbels on
the branch ends with no involucral bracts but with a few called
involucral bractlets oval-shaped which face downward. Petals are
five, and one on the outside is more significant than the others.
Stamens are five, and styles are short, bending outside. Fruit,
cylindrical, mature in black. Bloom time: May-June.