U.S. Weed Information: Although not listed by the United States government Burr Chervil is an introduced weedy plant. It is common and native to parts of Europe and Asia.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Genus Information: In North America there are 3 species in Anthriscus. Worldwide, The Plant List includes 16 accepted species names and a further 24 scientific names of infraspecific rank for Anthriscus.
In the Southwestern United States: Arizona has 1 species of genus, California has 1 species, Nevada. New Mexico, Texas and Utah have 0 species. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
Comments: The are 3 introduced species of Anthriscus in North America. One species in particular, the common cooking spice Anthriscus cerefolium, (Chervil) looks similar to Burr Chervil.
The genus Anthriscus is an ancient Greek name with an unknown descriptive reference. The species epithet caucalis is a Greek plant name likely a reference to the region of Caucasus which is one of the native locals for this species.