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Resembles wild carrot, but the wispy fern-like leaves are hairless and shorter. “Seeds” have 5 ridges, used as a spice (the famous seeds seen in rye bread) Useful companion plant that can hide the scent of neighboring crops from pest insects, as well as attracting beneficial insects like predatory wasps and flies to its flowers. Roots can be used like parsnip or carrot. Aids digestion, promotes menstrual cycle, used to increase breast milk. Expectorant, cough remedy.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz