Sickleweed (Falcaria vulgaris)

Sickleweed Description:

Habit: Perennial forb, erect, deep taproot and reaching a height of 1-2 ft. tall.

Leaves: Alternate, simple (basal leaves), mostly pinnate with 3-5 segments, leathery, leaf edges serrated with sickle-shaped leaflets, toothed margins; lower leaves have petiole, upper leaves sessile.

Stems: Erect, grooved, branched and solid; growing up to 1-2 ft. tall.

Flowers: Compound umbel, 2-4 in. wide, small, white in color, 5 separated petals; blooms from June to August.

Fruit and seeds: Achene, yellowish-brown, oblong, glabrous, slightly compressed, 2-5 mm. long.

Habitat: Native to Eurasia. Found in riverbanks, forest clearings, dry grasslands, waste places, roadsides, ditches, fallow land, and meadows.

Reproduction: By seed and vegetatively via root fragments.

Similar species: Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota).

Credits: The information provided in this factsheet was gathered from the Nebraska Invasive Species Program and Bugwood Wiki.

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Falcaria vulgaris







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