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

Carum carvi L.
caraway
Apiaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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General:
Biennial herb from a taproot; stems single at the base, branching above, 0.3-1 m tall.
Leaves:
Upper leaves finely dissected into linear, threadlike segments; lower leaves stalked, well-developed, 8-17 cm long.
Flowers:
Inflorescence terminal, in umbrella-like clusters; flowers white or rarely pink; spokes of the umbel 7-14.
Fruits:
Broadly oblong-elliptic, 3-4 mm long, scented.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Fields and waste places in the montane zone; infrequent throughout BC S of 56degreeN; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Ecology

Ecological Framework for Carum carvi

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Minimum

Average

Maximum

Elevation (metres) 610 610 610
Slope Gradient (%) 3 3 3
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
17 16 17
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
4 4 4
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
C
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
1
Modal BEC Zone Class
BG
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: BG(1)

Climate

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.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Carum velenovskyi Rohlena

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