Etymology: Carum: perhaps for country Caria
Plants: erect, biennial, 1'-5' tall, smooth forb; green stems not spotted; taprooted
Leaves: pinnately-divided into very thin segments, the thickened base clasping the stem
Flowers: white, 5-parted; inflorescence compound, loose umbels with small, uneven umbellets; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seeds- fruit: seed:
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"