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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
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 Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Carum segetum.

Habitats

 Meadow; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

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

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

See the plant's native habitat for ideas of its needs.

Propagation

Seed - sow late spring in situ.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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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