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Is this cow parsley or feverfew or something else??

Julie58Julie58 Posts: 7



  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 3,642
    It looks like Feverfew to me the smell is bitter and slightly citrus.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800
    Definitely not Cow parsley 😊 
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  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I don’t think feverfew. How do the leaves smell when crushed? 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Try the PlantNet ID website 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800
    Can we have a look at the stems please?
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,234
    It looks like flat-leaf parsley to me. Does it smell parsley-ish?  Don't eat it unless you're sure though.
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  • Forester_PeteForester_Pete Posts: 152
    The colour of my feverfew is quite distinctive
     Very similar leaf though 
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,715
    edited May 2022
    Could be feverfew. I have grown 2 different types @Forester_Pete. The more attractive (IMO) golden leaf feverfew (which I think you have) and the more common darker green stuff (which seeds itself with gay abandon in my garden). Both attractive when in flower. 

    So it could be feverfew but theplant growth maybe looks a little softer / more lax than the plants in my borders. As Dove said - a look at the stem would help to confirm.
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,985
    I've got plenty of both types of feverfew - here's the green one just now-

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  • Yep. It looks just like our feverfew. 
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