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Japanese Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica)

   Japanese Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica), fam. Apiaceae.
   A plant of about one meter height, occurs in humid places of the forest. It blooms in July-August with small inflorescences having weak sweet smell. This plant has almost no use, except some rare indications on its medicinal value (mostly as a component of East Asian medical preparations), and also possibility to be edible (with no details provided). At least, this plant is not harmful, except the property of its clinging fruits to contaminate clothes, if you try to walk through Hedge Parsley thickets in autumn. But the level of its obtrusiveness is much less compared to Beggarticks.

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