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Apiaceae

(ā″pē-ās′ē-ē″) [L. Apium, parsley (the name of the type genus) + -aceae]
The family of spices and vegetables that includes anise, carrots, celery, and parsley. They are an occasional source of food allergy when consumed.
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"The carrot family is really interesting to foragers because it has some of the best plants to eat," said Eric Biggane.
at It's interesting to see that tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines and peppers all belong to the same group (nightshade), many of which have poisonous parts, and the carrot family members include celery, parsley, carrots, parsnips and dill, characterised by their feathery leaves.
Giant hogweed is a member of the parsley or carrot family and may grow up to 20ft tall.
It is a very large plant in the carrot family, reaching heights of 6 to 14 feet, and was valued as an unusual ornamental plant.
Giant hogweed - botanical name Heracleum mantegazzianum - is a member of the parsley or carrot family. It flowers from mid-May through July, topped by an umbrella-shaped cluster of white florets.
They are also all members of the carrot family. And best of all, when in flower these herbs are magnets that attract beneficial insects to your garden.
Unfortunately, this relationship with other members of the carrot family does make them prone to attack by the carrot root fly and to a number of canker forming fungi.
The caterpillars of black swallowtail devour foliage of plants in the carrot family, including dill and parsley.