Family - Apiaceae
Common Name - Cow Parsley
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The leaves and stems are covered in soft downy hairs. It grows up to 1 m tall when flowering. The stem is unspotted. The inflourescence has 4 to 10 main branches known as rays. Each ray is then branched again with flowers on the end of these branches.
Description of Genus
Annual or biennial herbs. Leaves bipinnate or tripinnate. Flowers in compound umbels, coloured white. Usually no bracts.
Overgrown meadows, hedgerows, open woodland and waste places.
Widespread (See Map)
In flower during April, May and June.
The fruit is a schizocarp.
The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.
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