Common Name: parsley-piert
Species: Alchemilla microcarpa Boiss. and Rent.
Bayer Code: APHAR

Parsley-piert is a freely branched winter annual about 1 to 3 inches tall. It closely resembles lawn burrweed and knawel. Leaves may be petiolate or sessile with a cone-shaped toothed portion (stipule) at the base that encircles the stem. The inconspicuous flowers are borne in axillary clusters and are surrounded by the stipules.
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season summer annual weed 
Growth Habit prostrate, spreading 
Leaflet Number   
Leaf Margin lobedthree-lobed with each lobe again three- to four-lobed
Leaf Hairs upper/lower surface 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape   
Leaf Width <1/2 inch 
Leaf Venation palmate 
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type fibrous OR taproot 
Flower Color  inconspicuous green flowers