Cyclospermum leptophyllum

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Cyclospermum leptophyllum (also, Ciclospermum l.) is a species of plant in the family Apiaceae known by the common names marsh parsley,[1] slender celery[2] and fir-leaved celery.[1] This is a plant found worldwide at warm temperate to tropical latitudes and is considered a noxious weed in many areas. It is a taprooted branching herb reaching just over half a meter in height at maximum. It has threadlike green leaves a few centimeters long and small umbels of spherical flowers.

Cyclospermum leptophyllum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Cyclospermum
C. leptophyllum
Binomial name
Cyclospermum leptophyllum
(Pers.) Sprague ex Britton & P. Wils.

Apium leptophyllum
Apium tenuifolium
Cyclospermum ammi

The 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia’ records that a common name included "Wild Parsley" and that "It is worthy of note that this plant (in common with others of the genus) is sometimes acrid and injurious when grown in damp soils. It is, doubtless, capable of much improvement by careful cultivation. This plant is not endemic to Australia."[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cyclospermum leptophyllum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.
  • Everitt, J.H.; Lonard, R.L.; Little, C.R. (2007). Weeds in South Texas and Northern Mexico. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press. ISBN 0-89672-614-2

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