Aphanes australis Rydb.

Parsley Piert

Aphanes australis plant

Family - Rosaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Aphanes australis stemThumb and fingertips left for scale.

Leaves - No info yet.

Aphanes australis leaf

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Flowers - No info yet.

Aphanes australis flowersArrow shows flowers.

Flowering - March - May.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, cultivated ground, waste ground.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - To date, this little species has only been recorded in one Missouri county (Howell). It may be found in more counties in the future.
The plant is easy to identify becasue of its creeping stems, divided leaves, and clusters of tiny, green flowers. The plant is in the rose family but does not resemble any other plant in that family. It is a common agricultural weed in states to the south and east.

Photographs taken in Auburn, AL., 2-19-05.