West Highland Flora

Whorled Caraway


Carum verticillatum

 

Carum verticillatum

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1976 Lot's Wife, Dumfries & Galloway

Frequent in Argyll, rare further north, in damp acid places.

Umbels c 2-5 cm diameter.  Stems up to 60 cm tall, a smaller plant than most umbellifers.

ID: Leaves have linear leaflets arranged in whorls about the leaf midrib.

Other features: Umbels have both upper and lower bracts, short, narrow and reflexed.  Fruit broadly oval, ridged.

 

Carum verticillatum

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1975 Loch Ken, Dumfries & Galloway

  Carum verticillatum

Photo John Birks
Department of Biology, University of Bergen
Aug 1984 Sligachan, Skye


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