Anethum graveolens L.


Waxy blue-green annual herb to 50 cm or so tall and with hollow stems. Leaves divided mostly 3-4 times into linear thread-like segments, the bases sheathing the stem, smelling of aniseed. Flowers yellow; spring to summer. Fruit ovoid, flattened and winged.

S W Asia

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Apiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Apiaceae
genus        Anethum L.