Apiaceae Family

Apiaceae Lindl.


The plant family Apiaceae was named and described by John Lindley in the Natural System of Botany in 1836.

As of 8-7-21 when I last updated this page, Plants of the World Online lists 440 accepted genera in this family named after the genus Apium

I am familiar with five species in this family and there are likely more on the farm I haven’t identified. You can go to their pages by clicking on their names in the captions under their photo.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family. You can click on the species name under the photos to take you their pages.


Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s Lace) is an interesting species. I even took a photo of a plant with a pink flower on a friend’s farm. I was tempted to dig it up and bring it home…

Pastinaca sativa (Wild Parsnip) on 5-20-17, #331-15.



Torilis arvensis (Common Hedge Parsley, ETC.) on 8-20-19, #615-22.


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