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Petroselinum segetum - (L.)Koch.

Common Name Corn Caraway
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Corn caraway is said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine[218].
Habitats Hedgerows and grassy places[17].
Range Western and southern Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Petroselinum segetum Corn Caraway


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Petroselinum segetum Corn Caraway

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Petroselinum segetum is a BIENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Carum segetum.

Plant Habitats

 Meadow; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment

An aromatic herb, used for culinary purposes[2, 105].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in situ.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Petroselinum crispumParsleyBiennial0.6 0-0 MLMHSNM443
Petroselinum crispum tuberosumHamburg ParsleyBiennial0.6 0-0  LMHSNM433

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(L.)Koch.

Botanical References

17

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Readers comment

Miles Irving   Thu Jun 8 2006

Myristicin is present in ordinary parsley as well as carrot and nutmeg so its presence in this plant is not necessarily cause for concern. If you are noticing the effects of it then perhaps you ate too much...

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