Poison parsley with flowering umbels



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Description The Fool's Parsley (Aethusa cynapium) or Fool's Cicely or Poison Parsley is an annual (rarely biennial) herb in the plant family Apiaceae, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. It is the only member of the genus Aethusa.

It has a fusiform root and a smooth hollow branched stem growing to about 80 cm high, with much divided (ternately pinnate) smooth leaves with an unpleasant smell, and small compound umbels of small irregular white flowers. It is related to Hemlock and Water-dropwort, and like them, is poisonous, though less so than Hemlock. Poisoning from Fool's Parsley showed symptoms of heat in the mouth and throat and a post-mortem examination showed redness of the lining membrane of the gullet and windpipe and slight congestion of the duodenum and stomach. Since some toxins are destroyed by drying, hay containing the plant is not poisonous. Symptoms of poisoning are heat in the mouth and throat. It has been introduced into many other parts of the world and is a common weed in cultivated ground.

Hundspetersilie Die Hundspetersilie (Aethusa cynapium) ist eine Giftpflanze aus der Familie der Doldenblütler (Apiaceae). Die Hundspetersilie enthält das giftige Polyin Aethusin.

Deutsch: Hundspetersilie; Glanzpeterlein, Gartengleiße, Tollpetersilie · English: Fool's Parsley · Français : Petite ciguë · Nederlands: Hondspeterselie · Polski: Blekot pospolity · ???????: ??????? · Svenska: Vildpersilja

Species: Aethusa cynapium. Family: Apiaceae

An inflorescence may be defined as a cluster of flowers, all flowers arising from the main stem axis or peduncle. umbel: Flat-topped inflorescence with all the pedicels arise from a common point.

Dolde=umbel, Farn=fern, Rispe=panicle, Rispe: aus mehreren Trauben zusammengesetzter Blütenstand

Doldenblütler oder Doldengewächse (Apiaceae, früher: Umbelliferae) sind eine Familie der Bedecktsamigen Pflanzen (Magnoliophyta).

Der Bau der Bedecktsamigen Blütenpflanzen (mit einem Anhang über wichtige Familien heimischer Bedecktsamer)
Date 8 May 2009(2009-05-08), 19:41
Source poison parsley with flowering umbels
Author Karl-Ludwig Poggemann from jwd-Thebes, Hyperboreia


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