BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

APIACEAE (umbellifers)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Aegopodium podagraria L. (Ground Elder, Ground-elder, Goutweed, Bishop’S Weed)
Flower
Species  
Aethusa cynapium L. (Fool’S Parsley)
Plant
Species  
Angelica sylvestris L. (Wild Angelica)
Plant
Species  
Anthriscus caucalis M. Bieb. (Bur Parsley, Bur Chervil)
Flowers
Species  
Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm. (Cow Parsley, Keck)
Plants - in situ
Species  
Apium L. (fool's water-cresses, marshworts & celeries)
Apium inundatum (Lesser Marshwort), eg: Apium inundatum (Lesser Marshwort) - Plant - underwater Apium nodiflorum (Fool’S Water-cress, Fool's-water-cress), eg: Apium nodiflorum (Fool’S Water-cress, Fool's-water-cress) - Emergent plant
Genus 4 ident refs
Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville (Lesser Water-parsnip)
Plant
Species 1 ident refs
Bupleurum baldense Turra (Small Hare's-ear)
Plant - in flower - top view
Species 1 ident refs
Carum verticillatum (L.) W.D.J. Koch (Whorled Caraway)
Leaf - basal - apex - close-up
Species 1 ident refs
Chaerophyllum temulum L. (Rough Chervil)
Plant
Species  
Conium maculatum L. (Hemlock)
Plant
Species  
Conopodium majus (Gouan) Loret (Pignut)
Plant
Species  
Crithmum maritimum L. (Rock Samphire)
Plant
Species  
Daucus carota L. (Carrot, Wild Carrot)
Daucus carota subsp. carota (Wild Carrot), eg: Daucus carota subsp. carota (Wild Carrot) - Plant Daucus carota subsp. gummifer (Sea Carrot), eg: Daucus carota subsp. gummifer (Sea Carrot) - Plant, on sea front
Species  
Eryngium maritimum L. (Sea Holly, Sea-holly)
Flowering plant
Species  
Falcaria vulgaris Bernh. (Longleaf)
Plant - in situ
Species  
Ferula communis L. (Giant Fennel) Species 1 ident refs
Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (Fennel)
Plant - young
Species  
Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier (Giant Hogweed)
Plant at roadside
Species 1 ident refs
Heracleum sphondylium L. (Hogweed)
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. sphondylium (Hogweed), eg: Heracleum sphondylium sphondylium angustifolium (Narrow-leaved Form Of Hogweed) - Plant
Species  
Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop. (Sweet Cicely)
Flowering in a band along roadside in the Yorkshire Dales.
Species  
Oenanthe (Bot.) L. (water-dropworts)
Oenanthe aquatica (Fine-leaved Water-dropwort), eg: Oenanthe aquatica (Fine-leaved Water-dropwort) - Ripening fruiting umbel - side view Oenanthe crocata (Hemlock Water-dropwort), eg: Oenanthe crocata (Hemlock Water-dropwort) - Reddish plant Oenanthe fistulosa (Tubular Water-dropwort), eg: Oenanthe fistulosa (Tubular Water-dropwort) - Plant - upper section - side view Oenanthe pimpinelloides (Corky-fruited Water-dropwort), eg: Oenanthe pimpinelloides (Corky-fruited Water-dropwort) - Plant in hay meadow Oenanthe silaifolia (Narrow-leaved Water-dropwort), eg: Oenanthe silaifolia (Narrow-leaved Water-dropwort) - Partial umbel - underside showing bracteoles
Genus 1 ident refs
Pastinaca sativa L. (Wild Parsnip)
Pastinaca sativa var. sativa (Wild Parsnip), eg: Pastinaca sativa var. sativa (Wild Parsnip) - Flowers
Species  
Peucedanum officinale L. (Hog's Fennel) Species 1 ident refs
Physospermum cornubiense (L.) DC. (Bladderseed, Cornish Bladderseed)
Leaves
Species  
Pimpinella saxifraga L. (Burnet-saxifrage)
Plant
Species  
Sanicula europaea L. (Sanicle)
Flowers
Species  
Scandix pecten-veneris L. (Shepherd's-needle) Species 1 ident refs
Silaum silaus (L.) Schinz & Thell. (Pepper Saxifrage, Pepper-saxifrage)
Plant in meadow
Species  
Sison amomum L. (Stone Parsley)
Plant - side view
Species  
Sium latifolium L. (Great Water-parsnip, Greater Water-parsnip) Species 1 ident refs
Smyrnium olusatrum L. (Alexanders)
Plant - upper part
Species  
Smyrnium perfoliatum L. (Perfoliate Alexanders)
Plant - in situ - oblique view
Species  
Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC. (Upright Hedge-parsley)
Plant
Species  
Torilis nodosa (L.) Gaertn. (Knotted Hedge-parsley)
Plant - in situ
Species  
Trinia glauca (L.) Dumort. (Honewort)
Plant - with fading flowers and young fruit - close-up
Species 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Poland, J., 2005 (Milk present in many genera but sparse or watery and rarely documented.) Milk matters - the importance of latex in vegetative identification
Tutin, T.G., 1980 Umbellifers of the British Isles

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 9 general literature references to APIACEAE (umbellifers)

APIACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 860 feeding and other relationships of APIACEAE (umbellifers)

Further Information

Formerly known as (synonyms) Umbelliferae
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