Steven Foster's Images of Torilis arvensis, Spreading Hedgeparsley, Hedge Parsley, Curseweed

Stock images of Torilis arvensis, Spreading Hedgeparsley, Hedge Parsley, Curseweed. Photos © 2011 Steven Foster. Please contact us for pricing and terms at sfoster@stevenfoster.com or call +1-479-253-2629.

Fifteen images of Torilis arvensis, Spreading Hedgeparsley, Hedge Parsley, a member of the Parsley Family (Umbelliferae or Apiaceae) native to Europe and commonly naturalized in North America, especially in the South and Midwest and Pacific Coast states. Found along roadsides and field edges, the hook-bristled fruits cling to clothes and entangle in hair. A sesquiterpene from the fruits of Torilis japonica, torilin, has been shown to inhibit metastatic potential of tumor cells by inhibiting their attachment to blood vessels and endothelial cells, making Torilis arvensis worth researching further. Other studies suggest potential use in human glioblastoma. These are preliminary laboratory reports from Japanese and Korean scientists. Leaves reportedly toxic to livestock. Most research on Torilis arvensis has been conducted in the Middle East, particuarly in Iran.

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