Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Characteristics of the Apiaceae (Carrot) family

  • Mostly herbaceous
  • Aromatic, some very poisonous (oils, resins)
  • Stems hollow
  • Leaves alternate, often dissected or lobed, pinnate venation
  • Leaf petiole broadened with sheath surrounding stem or base of leaf
  • Flowers arranged in umbels or double umbels; small, white or yellow, many
  • Petals 5, not fused, sepals reduced or absent
  • Fruit a dry fruit that divides into 2 parts
Associated Plants