Plant ID forum: Looking for identification - BC

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shmaveyea
Apr 26, 2017 12:33 PM CST
Found this on Vancouver Island BC. Slight parsley taste
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porkpal
Apr 26, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Poison Hemlock? No, just kidding. I don't know what it is, but it is risky to taste strangers.
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greene
Apr 26, 2017 1:05 PM CST
Please never taste anything unless and until you have a positie identification that your plant is not toxic. Thank You!

Maybe Anthriscus caucalis/Bur Chervil?
or Anthriscus sylvestris/Wild Chervil?
Both are listed in the Field Guide to Noxious Weeds and other Selected Invasive Plants of British Columbia 8th edition. (Sheesh, long title for a book.)
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purpleinopp
Apr 26, 2017 2:18 PM CST
Unfortunately, the first suggestion doesn't look far-fetched.

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
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Silversurfer
Apr 26, 2017 2:21 PM CST
Did it have any smell? Anised maybe?
Could it be Myrrhis odorata common name sweet cicely?

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shmaveyea
Apr 26, 2017 2:30 PM CST
I knew it wasn't poison hemlock, which is abundant around where I am, but you're right I need to stop putting random plants in my mouth haha.

Confirmed it's Bur Chervil.
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plantladylin
Apr 26, 2017 2:32 PM CST
I agree that one should NEVER taste a plant without knowing for certain it's toxic qualities! All of the above mentioned plants are apparently found in your area:

Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
Distribution in British Colombia: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atla...

Burr Chervil Burr Chervil (Anthriscus caucalis)
Distribution in British Columbia: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atla...

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)
Distribution in British Columbia: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atla...

Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata)
Distribution in British Columbia: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atla...

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