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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.