Ferula

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Ferula

(fer'ū-lă),
A genus of plants of the family Umbelliferae. Ferula assa-foetida, Ferula rubricaulis and Ferula foetida furnish asafetida; Ferula galbaniflua and Ferula rubricaulis, galbanium; and Ferula sumbul, sumbul.
[L. giant plant]

Ferula

a plant genus in the family Apiaceae; contain coumarin and cause hemorrhagic diathesis; includes F. asafoetida, F. communis (giant fennel F. communis var. brevifolia).
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