New York Natural Heritage Program
Spreading Chervil
Chaerophyllum procumbens (L.) Crantz
Dicots
Chaerophyllum procumbens Robert H. Mohlenbrock
Family: Carrot Family (Apiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
When the young plants are just developing, the leaves of the common invasive species wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) look a lot like spreading chervil, so don't be fooled. Spreading chervil has bractlets at the base of the small umbels but wild chervil does not. Wild chervil is also much larger and more erect when mature (procumbens means laying along the ground).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is one verified occurrence, and 8 historical occurrences.

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