Stout, aromatic biennial herb from a stout taproot; stems erect, .3-1.8 m tall.
Pinnately compound, stem leaves progressively reduced, basal leaves up to 50 cm long and nearly half as wide; leaflets pinnately cleft.
Inflorescence of compound umbels on terminal and lateral stalks; flowers yellow; spokes 15-25, unequal.
Broadly elliptic, 5-6 mm long, strongly flattened crosswise, glabrous.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Pastinaca sativa var. pratensis Pers.