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Whorled Caraway

Carum verticillatum

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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:
Biennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Marshes, meadows, riversides, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
The flowers appear in umbels of 2 to 5cm in diameter. The flowers have upper and lower bracts.
Fruit:
Smooth, egg-shaped fruit.
Leaves:
The leaves are similar to that of Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) with thread-like leaflets. They are arranged in palmate whorls up the stems. This is a hairless biennial plant.
Aroma:
Unlike, Caraway (Carum carvi), the fruits of Whorled Caraway are not aromatic.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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