Anthriscus. Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm. (Chaerophyllum sativum Lam. Scandix cerefolium, L.), Chervil.—An annual European plant of the Fam. Umbelliferae, cultivated in gardens as a pot-herb, and naturalized in Eastern and Southern Pennsylvania. It has a strong agreeable odor, and a pungent, slightly bitterish taste. It contains a volatile oil of very feeble medicinal power, but it has been used as an emmenagogue and diuretic.