Anethum graveolens L.
common dill (dill)
Apiaceae

Introduction to Vascular Plants

Photograph

© May Kald     (Photo ID #21629)


Map

E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Anethum graveolens
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Species Information

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

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Illustration

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Habitat and 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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia