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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 flat white umbelliferous flowers are the favorite food of a predator wasp which feeds on many of the harmful insects, including Japanese beetle grubs.
Umbelliferus: (umbelliferous: ombellifere; de la famille des apiacees).
There is also the shrub benzoin, or gum benjamin, with its yellow flowers that grow in umbelliferous clusters.
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.