Levisticum Hill.


Classical name

See L. officinale for description.

1 species from montane S Europe.


Fruits and root used in flavouring and liqueurs; the leaves may be blanched like celery.

Celery-like in appearance and smell but leaf segments rhomboid to wedge-shaped, divided and toothed in the upper half; flowers yellow-green.

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Levisticum officinale Koch