From coast to summit - the Carrot family
umbels Sweet Cicely Sweet Cicely leaves Sweet Cicely
Carrot family Apiaceae also called Umbellifers as the flowers are in umbels One of the earliest to flower is Sweet Cicely Myrrhis odorata found by roadsides Sweet Cicely leaves are soft and hairy with white marks. It tastes of aniseed The long fruits also taste of aniseed. They can be used to identify the plant
Cow Parsley Common Hogweed Common Hogweeds fruits Common Hogweed leaves
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris is next to flower. It has more delicate leaves Common Hogweed Heracleum sphondylium is smaller than the Giant one Common Hogweed fruits are oval and flat. The two styles can still be seen Common Hogweed leaves are hairy and less feathery than many others.