E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Anethum graveolens L.
common dill (dill)

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© Brian Klinkenberg  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #88875)

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Distribution of Anethum graveolens
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Species Information

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Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, glabrous, 0.3-1 (1.5) m tall.
Stem leaves compound, dissected into linear segments, 4-8 cm long; without well-defined leaflets; aromatic.
Inflorescence terminal, flat-topped, of umbrella-like clusters; flowers yellow.
Numerous, 4 mm long, elliptic, strongly flattened crosswise with winged lateral ribs.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Mesic to dry fields, roadsides and waste places in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC, known from SE Vancouver Island and the lower Fraser Valley; introduced from Asia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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