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Pepper-saxifrage

Silaum silaus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
90 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, meadows, roadsides, wetland.

Flower:
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Yellow, 5 petals
 
Umbels consisting of many tiny bright yellow flowers. The umbels measure up to 6cm across. Flowers usually have bracts. 5 to 8 inrolled petals. Pollinated by bees.
Fruit:
Egg-shaped, ridged fruit.
Leaves:
Solid stems which are ridged. The leaves are 2 to 3-pinnate, triangular in outline and have narrow, pointed leaflets. A hairless perennial.
Aroma:
The entire plant smells unpleasant when bruised.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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