Parsley Piert

Scientific Name: Aphanes microcarpa
Family: Roseaceae


Parsley-piert is a low-growing winter annual. The fan shaped hairy leaves alternate on the stems. The leaves contain three lobes and each lobe is subdivided again into 3 to 4 lobes. The flowers are inconspicuous in the leaf axis. Parsley-piert spreads by seed. Parsley-piert is found from Maryland through Tennessee into Georgia. 

Cultural Practices

Young plants may be physically removed. Use of good turf management programs, including a sound fertilization program, to form dense stands of turf grass may assist in prevention of parsley-piert infestation.

Herbicide Use

For optimum control of parsley-piert, make your post-emergence herbicide application to plants that are actively growing and in the seedling to flower stage of growth.


Germination Dates

3: April-September
4: April-October
5: March-October
6: February-November
7: January-December
8: January
9: January-December