Scientific Name:
Anthriscus Pers., Syn. Pl. (Persoon) 1, 320 (1805)

Glabrous or hairy, annual, biennial or perennial herbs, with taproots. Lvs 2–4-pinnate;  segments broad to narrow.  Umbels compound, pedunculate; bracts few or 0, simple;  bracteoles several, simple.  Petals white or pink, regular or irregular, with apex notched and inflexed;  calyx teeth small or 0. Fr. ovoid to linear, terete, usually tapering to beaked apex, usually spinous; commissure narrow;  ribs inconspicuous, confined to beak;  vittae solitary.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Anthriscus Pers.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised2
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Persoon, C.H. 1805: Synopsis plantarum, seu enchiridium botanicum, complectens enumerationem systematicam specierum hucusque cognitarum. Vol. 1. Cramerum et Tubingæ, Paris.