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SPREADING HEDGE-PARSLEY Torilis arvensis (Apiaceae) Height to 40cm. Wiry, branched and spreading annual. Found in arable fields on chalky soils. FLOWERS are white and borne in long-stalked umbels, 2-4cm across, with 3-5 rays; bracts absent (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are egg-shaped; spines curved but lack hooks. LEAVES are 1- to 2-pinnate. STATUS-mainly SE England; declining.
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