The flat white umbelliferous
flowers are the favorite food of a predator wasp which feeds on many of the harmful insects, including Japanese beetle grubs.
: ombellifere; de la famille des apiacees).
There is also the shrub benzoin, or gum benjamin, with its yellow flowers that grow in umbelliferous
Especially attractive are umbelliferous
flowers, those with many tiny flowers arranged in tight umbels, such as members of the carrot family, dill, parsley, angelica, fennel, or Queen Anne's lace.
During the first year of research in '91, six foods-garlic, licorice, flax, soybeans, umbelliferous
vegetables, and citrus--were evaluated in 21 separate studies sponsored by NCI.
In the first year, we'll be looking at phytochemicals in five plants: garlic, licorice root, flaxseed, citrus fruits, and umbelliferous
vegetables, which include parsley, carrots, and celery, as well as some of the most toxic plants we know.