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Anthriscus sylvestris, known as cow parsley, wild chervil, wild beaked parsley, keck,or Queen Anne's lace, is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant in the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), genus Anthriscus. It is related to other diverse members of Apiaceae, such as parsley, carrot, hemlock and hogweed.
The hollow stem grows to a height of 60–170 cm (24–67 in), branching to umbels of small white flowers. Flowering time is mid spring to early summer.
Cow parsley grows in sunny to semi-shaded locations in meadows and at the edges of hedgerows and woodland. It is a particularly common sight by the roadside. It is sufficiently common and fast-growing to be considered a nuisance weed in gardens.
Sow in spring where the plants are to stand