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Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum Family: Apiaceae
Smyrnium olusatrum     *     Alexanders


Flowering time: March-June. Biennial

Habitat: Widespread, usually coastal on waste ground, roadsides and cliffs.

A stout hairless plant, celery-scented, with yellow-green flowers in many-rayed umbels. Shiny dark green leaves, basal leaves with stalked leaflets.

Sometimes host to the rust fungus Puccinia smyrnii


Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum


Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum


Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum
Alexanders, Smyrnium olusatrum
Arne, Dorset. 2014

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