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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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Associations between insects and umbellifers have been interpreted in terms of this coevolutionary scenario (Berenbaum 1983).
20, 21) feed exclusively upon umbellifers (Apiaceae).
22 GARDENS & DIY Float through summer with dreamy Umbellifers. Plus Donny's DIY tips.
The garden's designer, Jinny Blom, says: "Umbellifers are an important nectar source for many insects and astrantia is very much favoured by bees.
Only after some 250 pages of informative introduction on the aforementioned subjects, does the author bring out monographs of 26 umbellifers that are selected from "Ben Cao Gang Mu" based on their wide and long traditional use.
The large umbellifers of the genera Ferula and Dorema are typical monocarpic ephemeroids.
We're using things you can see through like umbellifers, not cow parsley but angelica and Ligusticum scoticum (Scotch lovage), which is like a miniature angelica,and some delicate grasses like Melica altissima 'Alba', which has tiny silvery flowers which make things shimmer and pick up the breeze."
One of the magic mo- ments during the first hot dry summer was a haze of fine white umbellifers at the beginning of July - the locally common whorled caraway.