Latin Name – Aphanes macrocarpa (Boiss. & Reut.) Rothm.
Family – Rosaceae
Life Cycle– Winter annual
Type – Broadleaf weed
Parsley-piert is a common winter annual weed often found in lawns. It has alternately arranged leaves that are deeply lobed with each leaf lobed again in 3-4 lobes. It has a low, bunch-type growth habit with inconspicuous flowers that are often not visible. It is easily confused with Lawn burweed (Soliva sessilis) but can be distinguished by close examination of the leaves.