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Plant family: apiaceae

 

The carrot family, formerly known as umbelliferae, features plants with flowers in clusters called umbels. It is home to common vegetables and herbs (carrot, dill, fennel), wildflowers (Queen Anne's lace), and garden flowers (eryngium).

I use the GRIN online query system to determine plant families. The list below shows the plants in my database listed as members of the apiaceae family. Click on the botanical name of any plant to go to the plant portrait. For a list of all the plant families represented in our garden, see my families page.


Botanical name Common name Category FlowersSize
Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata' bishop's weed; goutweed; snow on the mountainperennial white6"
Anethum graveolens dillannual yellow (summer)3'
Angelica gigas Korean angelicabiennial (Z6-8) purple (late summer-fall)6'
Angelica sinensis dong quai; female ginsengbiennial white5'
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Moonlit Night' black chervil, cow parsleybiennial/perennial white (late spring)24-30"
Astrantia major masterwortperennial various colors12" (24" in bloom)
Astrantia major ex 'Hadspen Blood' great masterwortperennial (Z4-9) sepia (early summer)2-3' tall and wide
Bowlesia incana hoary bowlesiaannual maroon (spring)
Bupleurum griffithii 'Decor' thorough-waxannual yellow (summer)3 ft
Bupleurum spinosum perennial yellowish (late summer)6-8"
Cenolophium denudatum Baltic parsleyperennial? white (July-Oct)28-40"
Coriandrum sativum cilantro; corianderannual white4'
Crithmum maritimum sea fennel; rock samphireperennial (Z7-10) chartreuse12-24"
Cryptotaenia japonica 'Atropurpurea' Japanese parsleyperennial (Z4-9) white (summer)16"
Daucus carota Queen Anne's laceperennial white (summer)4'
Eryngium 'Blue Jackpot' sea hollyperennial (Z4) deep blue (summer)24"
Eryngium agavifolium agave-leaved sea hollyperennial white3 ft
Eryngium alpinum perennial
Eryngium aquaticum rattlesnake master; swamp eryngoperennial (Z6-8) creamy white buttons (fall)3-4'
Eryngium bourgatii Pyrenees sea hollyperennial blue1-2 ft
Eryngium caeruleum perennial
Eryngium creticum Crete eryngo; field eryngoperennial blue24"
Eryngium giganteum sea hollybiennial blue/silver
Eryngium leavenworthii Leavenworth eryngoannual purple3'
Eryngium planum flat sea hollyperennial (Z5-9) steel blue3'
Eryngium tripartitum sea hollyperennial (Z5-8) blue (July)3'
Eryngium variifolium Moroccan sea hollyperennial (Z5-9) gray-blue (summer)12-18"
Eryngium venustum perennial (Z6-10) white (summer)
Eryngium yuccifolium rattlesnake masterperennial (Z3-8) white2-3 ft
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' bronze fennelperennial (Z4-10) yellow (late summer)3-4'
Heracleum mantegazzianum giant hogweedmonocarpic perennial white (June)10' or larger
Levisticum officinale lovageperennial herb yellow4-6 ft
Myrrhis odorata sweet cicelyperennial (Z3-8) whiteto 6'
Oenanthe javanica water parsleyperennial (Z4-9) white36"
Orlaya grandiflora minoan laceannual white (summer-fall)24"
Osmorhiza longistylis smooth sweet cicely; aniseroot whiteto 40"
Petroselinum crispum parsleybiennial (Z5-9) yellow-green (summer)24"
Ridolfia segetum corn parsley, goldsprayannual yellowto 4'
Selinum wallichianum perennial (Z8) white (summer)4'
Seseli gummiferum moon carrotbiennial (Z5-10) white (summer)to 30"
Tommasinia verticillaris hog's fennel; milk parsleybiennial greenish white (spring)6-10'
Zizia aptera heart-leaved alexandersperennial yellow
Zizia aurea golden alexandersperennial (Z3-8) yellow (May-June)2'

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Last modified: December 11, 2014
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