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Apiaceae: Parsley family (Umbelliferae)

This is a family of about 2850 species in 275 genera. Many of the plants in this family are found in northern temperate climates or at higher elevations in tropical areas. They have commonly been used as food by local peoples. For instance, parsley, parsnip, and carrots are all included in the family. The Dill (Anethum graveolens) is used to flavor dill pickles, and coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is a popular spice in China and India. However, it is important to differentiate species in this family, because while some may be edible, some are deadly poisonous (like Poison Hemlock).

Specimens List

Australian Pennywort:
Hydrocotyle bonari...


Poison Hemlock


Western Water Hemlock


Queen Anne's Lace (carrots)


Cow Parsnip


 

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