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Petroselinum Hill, Brit. Herb. 424. 1756. Hoffm., Gen. Umb. 25:78. 1814; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 857. 1872; Wolff in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4, 90: 63. 1927; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 55. 1958; Tutin in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2: 352. 1968.

Plants biennial, rarely annual. Leaves compound. Peduncles axillary and terminal. Involucre of a few bracts or lacking. Rays few to many. Involucel of linear bractlets. Petals white to greenish. Stylopodium shortly conical; styles short, erect or reflexed. Fruit oblong to ovoid; ridges prominent; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face plane.

A small genus of 3 species with a wide distribution in North and South America, Europe and Asia. It is closely related to Apium and Carum..

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