Peucedanum magalismontanum, a delicate perennial, has a corky rootstock that produces annual fleshy leaves in a basal rosette and that are finely divided. The minute flowers are clustered in an umbel. Fruit is quite conspicuous; light brown, flat with thickened margins. The plant has a strong resinous smell. The leaves are very reminiscent of parsley, hence the common name.
Peucedanum magalismontanum is normally found in moist conditions.