Petroselinum segetum is a species of plant from the genus Petroselinum within the umbelliferae family (Apiaceae). Their distribution area extends from western to southern Europe.
Petroselinum segetum grows as a slender, annual or biennial herbaceous plant. The taproot is slender and spindle-shaped. The above-ground parts of the plant are bare and more or less frosted. It reaches heights of growth of up to 100 centimeters.
The upright, not hollow, stalk-round, striped stem is spreading and branched.
The leaves, arranged alternately on the stem near the plant base , have a thin petiole. The leaf blade, linear in outline, is simply pinnate. The leaf blades consist of four to twelve pairs of almost sessile, with a length of 0.5 to 3.5 centimeters almost circular to lanceolate, egg-shaped sections, whose sawn or sometimes slightly lobed edges are thickened and whose blunt teeth have a hard edge and have a 0.5 millimeter long spike tip and are tough and bent up.
This plant might be poisonous
How to get rid of:
Hand-digging weeds works best with smaller shrubs, non-woody stemmed vines or bunching perennial grasses. It also can be effective with young starts of larger plants, such as small saplings or vines.
Utilize these techniques when soil is moist to enable easy root excavation. When digging plants, remove as much of the root system as possible to prevent resprouting.