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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Biennial, perennial herb, taprooted, +- glabrous to hairy. Stem: erect, branched. Leaf: blade oblong to triangular-ovate, 1--2-pinnate, leaflets oblong to ovate. Inflorescence: umbels compound; bracts generally 0; bractlets generally 0; rays 5--20, pedicels many, rays and pedicels spreading-ascending. Flower: calyx lobes minute; petals wide, yellow [orange], tips narrowed. Fruit: oblong to obovate, compressed front-to-back; ribs unequal, marginal narrowly winged, others thread-like; oil tube 1 per rib-interval, all equal in length; fruit axis divided to base. Seed: face flat.
Species In Genus: +- 10 species: Eurasia. Etymology: (Ancient name for parsnip)
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxypolis occidentalis
Next taxon: Pastinaca sativa
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Pastinaca, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10208, accessed on October 22, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 22, 2016.