Apiaceae family

 

Plant Group

Genera

Species

Apiaceae

Plants with hollow stems, strong tap-roots, divided leaves, flowers in umbels and prolific seed production. Horticultural species include coriander, dill, fennel, and parsley.

Image of Apium prostratum Image: Mary Ellis

Dicotyledon

Apium

Tufted plants without hairs and with broad three-lobed leaflets and erect lacy compound clusters of small greenish umbels.

Platysace

Woody shrubs and soft semi-trailers, all with lacy umbels of white flowers and small green two-lobed fruit.

Xanthosia

Perennial herbs and small shrubs with leaves that are hairy and toothed, lobed or dissected.