Chaerophyllum hirsutum L.

Kozhin, Mikhail & Sennikov, Alexander, 2022, New records in non-native vascular plants of Russian Lapland, Biodiversity Data Journal 10, pp. 78166-78166 : 78166

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Chaerophyllum hirsutum L.


Chaerophyllum hirsutum L.

Chaerophyllum hirsutum L., Sp. Pl. 1: 258 (1753).


Native distribution

Europe (temperate, montane regions).

Secondary distribution

Northern Europe.

Distribution in neighbouring territories

Rare casual in southern Finland, apparently arrived with transport ( Hämet-Ahti 1998b).

New record

Russia. Murmansk Region. Apatity Town. Northern part of Akademgorodok near the road along Kozlov Street, near the car depot, 33.39388°N, 67.57378°E, thickets of hogweed at the edge of the small-wooded willow, 23.06.2020, M. Kozhin & E. Borovichev M-4406 (H, KPABG 46898, KPABG 46899, MW 1066860, INEP).

Pathways of introduction

Escape from confinement: Ornamental purpose other than horticulture.

The species is a popular ornamental plant of recent times, cultivated in populated places as tall forb for flowers and foliage (Fig. 3 View Figure 3 ).

Period of introduction

Russia (after 1991).

This introduction is firmly linked with the recent cultivation of this ornamental plant, which was not used in the USSR.

Invasion status

Persisting population in a man-made habitat (populated place).


Riversides, moist forests.


Perennial polycarpic. Hemicryptophyte with caudex and short rhizome.

Taxon discussion

This species is represented by a cultivated variety with pink flowers, Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum'. Its garden origin is, therefore, beyond doubt.