“Wild Chervil is highly adaptable and will grow in almost any type of soil. It has an aggressive growth habit which quickly creates monocultures (chokes out all native plants). It poses a serious threat to native plants and agriculture.
Wild Chervil is a weed belonging to the parsley family (Apiaceae) and is becoming a serious problem in hay fields and pastures in central Vermont.
Its three to four foot heights, fern-like leaves and white flowers arranged in a compound umbel pattern are quite pronounced during late May to early July and are commonly found along roadsides and in meadows in central Vermont. Over the past five years, this weed has spread rapidly. It propagates by both seed and by lateral budding at the top of the root. It competes aggressively with forage crops for light, water and nutrients and often kills off the surrounding vegetation by shading it.”.