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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Anethum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Anethum graveolens L.
Habit: Annual, 0.5--2 m, taprooted; herbage glabrous, glaucous, anise-scented. Stem: erect, branched, hollow. Leaf: generally cauline; petiole 5--6 cm; blade 12--35 cm, oblong to obovate, pinnately dissected, segments 4--20 mm, thread-like. Inflorescence: umbels compound, peduncled; bracts, bractlets 0; rays, pedicels many, slender, +- equal, spreading or spreading-ascending. Flower: calyx lobes 0; petals wide, yellow, tips narrowed. Fruit: 2--4.5 mm, ovate, compressed front-to-back, glabrous; ribs unequal, marginal narrowly winged, others thread-like; oil tubes 1 per rib-interval; fruit axis divided to base. Seed: face +- flat. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: generally < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW; Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug Note: Widely but sporadically escaped from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
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Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2017. Anethum graveolens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13393, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.