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Taxon: Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss

Genus: Petroselinum
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 27448
Place of publication: Fl. transsilv. 254. 1866
Name verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 191 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • double curled parsley   (Source: Mansfeld ) – English   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]
  • garden parsley   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • Hamburg parsley   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum]
  • Italian parsley   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   ["Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum"]
  • parsley   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • parsley   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]
  • turnip-root parsley   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum]
  • ou qin   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • persil à grosse racine   (Source: Mansfeld ) – French   [Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum]
  • persil frisé   (Source: Mansfeld ) – French   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]
  • persil grand de Naples   (Source: Mansfeld ) – French   ["Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum"]
  • italienische Petersilie   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German   ["Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum"]
  • Knollenpetersilie   (Source: Zander ed14 [as P. crispum convar. radicosum]) – German   [Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum]
  • neapolitanische Petersilie   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German   ["Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum"]
  • Petersilie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]
  • Petersilienwurzel   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German   [Petroselinum crispum var. tuberosum]
  • prezzemolo   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • paseri   (Source: Pl Names ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • salsa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]
  • perejil   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Petroselinum crispum var. crispum]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

  • widely naturalized

  • widely cultivated


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Committee on Stabilization. 1975. Report of the standing committee on stabilization of specific names. Taxon 24:175.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:115.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss:


  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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