Anethum graveolens L.
An aromatic culinary herb to 1 m tall with tangled, finely divided leaves and yellow flowers in umbels.
Leaves:Aromatic when crushed.
Petiole - None.
Blade - Broad base loosely clasping or becoming curved, upper section compound with narrow segments that become curved and tangled
Stems:Up to 1000 mm tall, striped, symmetrically forked
Flower head:Large compound umbel with no bracts.
Petals - Yellow, incurved, fall off readily.
Fruit:Broadly oblong, 3.5-4.5 mm long, flattened on the back. Segments(mericarp) 5 ribbed. Broad back 3 ribbed between winged side ribs.
Seeds:Flattened on the back.
Annual or biennial herbaceous plant.
Stems simple at base, branched and spreading above, dichotomously corymbose to 1000 mm high.
Early radical leaves withering before flowering is much advanced.
Leaves mostly along the stems, Dill scented with filiform or very narrow linear entire segments.
Compound umbels well developed.
Fruit without slender bristles.
Seeds compressed from the back.
From N.T. Burbidge
Annual or biennial herb.
Flowering times:Seed Biology and Germination:
Population Dynamics and Dispersal:
Spread mainly by intentional planting.
Origin and History:Europe and Asia.
Distribution:ACT, NSW, SA.
Courtesy Australia's Virtual Herbarium.
Detrimental:Weed of disturbed areas.
Toxicity:Not recorded as toxic.
Management and Control:Thresholds:
Plants of similar appearance:References:
Burbidge, N.T. and Gray, M. (1970). Flora of the Australian Capital Territory. (Australian National University Press, Canberra). P287-288. Diagram
Lazarides, M. and Hince, B. (1993). CSIRO handbook of economic plants of Australia. (CSIRO, Melbourne). #89.1.
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