Plant ID forum: Flat leaved parsley?

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Name: Jaime N.
Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Kjnorris918
Jul 31, 2017 10:29 AM CST
These have been growing by our back door since we moved in, and its the only place I see it. To me it looks like parsley, maybe?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 31, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Hi Jaime,

A lot of plants look like parsley so let's figure it out before you add it to your salad. Can you post more photos? A side view showing the stem and leaf attachment would be good. How tall are these plants? Have you ever seen them bloom? When you crush a leaf, what does it smell like? (Now go wash your hands really good).
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Name: Jaime N.
Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 1, 2017 2:38 PM CST
DaisyI said:Hi Jaime,

A lot of plants look like parsley so let's figure it out before you add it to your salad. Can you post more photos? A side view showing the stem and leaf attachment would be good. How tall are these plants? Have you ever seen them bloom? When you crush a leaf, what does it smell like? (Now go wash your hands really good).


It's about 2 ft. tall. I have not seen it bloom. We had cut it down when we first moved in at the beginning of june but not since then. I'm not sure how to describe the smell. Fresh and green haha

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 1, 2017 3:14 PM CST
Are the stems hollow? You may have Fool's Parsley (Aethusa cynapium).
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 1, 2017 3:37 PM CST
or possibly Bidens bipinnata.

Name: Jaime N.
Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Kjnorris918
Aug 1, 2017 3:43 PM CST
DaisyI said:Are the stems hollow? You may have Fool's Parsley (Aethusa cynapium).


They are not hollow. When I snap the stems, they put of a fresh chile pepper smell.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 1, 2017 6:07 PM CST
Then Bidens bipinnata might be right - I think they smell spicy. Thanks Jaime!
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