Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, Parsley or Carrot Family

The Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae), are commonly known as the Carrot, Celery or Parsley Family. Members of this family have hollow stems and are characteristically aromatic. The namesake or type genus is Apium with several thousand species.

Important plants within Apiaceae include Anise, Caraway, Carrots, Celery, Coriander (Cilantro), Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Queen Anne’s Lace, Parsley and Parsnip.

This family has more than 340 genera with 2,786 accepted species names.

References:
The Plant List. A working list of all known plant species. (accessed; 04/05/2015)
http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Apiaceae/
Wikipedia contributors, 'Apiaceae', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 March 2015, 21:05 UTC,
[accessed 5 April 2015]
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database – ITIS search