Melanoselinum decipiens (Schrad. & Wendl.) Hoffm.

Black Parsley

Thick- and woody-stalked perennial herb mostly to about 1.5 m tall but up to 3 m. Leaves to about 40 cm long, the lobes lanceolate-ovate, to about 10 cm long and with saw-toothed margins. Leaf stalks swollen. Flower cluster rays 30-50; spring to summer. Fruit prolific, about 1.4 cm long.


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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Apiaceae
genus        Melanoselinum Hoffm.