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Anethum graveolens Linn., Sp. Pl. 263. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. l.c.; Hiroe, l.c.

Vern.: Soe or Sowa.

  • Anethum sowa Roxb. ex Flem.
  • Peucedanum graveolens (L.) Benth. & Hook. f.

    50-150 cm tall; strongly scented. Leaves 3-4-pinnate; segments filiform; upper leaves shorter and reduced. Peduncles up to 15 cm long. Rays 8 to numeĀ¬rous. Pedicels slender, c. 4 mm long. Fruit 3-4 mm long; dorsal and intermediate ridges distinct, lateral narrowly winged.

    Type locality: Described from Iberian Peninsula. Distribution: Asia, Europe, USA.

    Dill is a common plant and is widely cultivated for the sake of its fruit which is used in medicine as an aromatic stimulant and carminative. The plant is also used as a vegetable.


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