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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: June
Distribution Map: Torilis arvensis - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Apiaceae

Upper Plant

Torilis japonica - Upper Plant
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Torilis japonica - Inflorescence Inflorescence
The “Integrated Taxomic Information System” (ITIS) reports that Torilis japonica and Torilis arvensis are both accepted names but are used for two different species. However, there has been some confusion in the past regarding which is which. In his on-line flower guide, “Illinois Wildflowers”, Dr. John Hilty discusses this confusion in the comment section of his article. It is also important to note that Edwin Smith in his book “Keys to the Flora of Arkansas” does not include T. japonica as an Arkansas plant. Thus, if you find a hedge parsley in Arkansas the odds are very good that the plant is Torilis arvensis.
Torilis japonica - Inflorescence Frontal View Inflorescence with Fruit, frontal view
Torilis japonica - Leaf and StemLeaves and Stem
Torilis japonica - Fruit Fruit
Torilis japonica - Inflorescence with Fruit Dorsal ViewInflorescence with Fruit, dorsal view
Torilis japonica - Compound Leaf Compound Leaf
Torilis japonica - StemStem
Torilis japonica - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Inflorescence with Fruit
Torilis japonica - Inflorescence with Fruit

Inflorescence with Fruit
Torilis japonica - Flowers with Fruit

Torilis japonica - Flowers