This section is from the book "Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers", by Caroline A. Creevey. Also available from Amazon: Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers.
Family, Parsley. Flowers in compound, terminal umbels. Leaves, compound, some of the leaflets cut into thread-like divisions. May to July.
Escaped from old-fashioned gardens, where it has long been a favorite plant on account of the pleasant taste of the seeds, which are still used in cookies and buns.
The fusiform root is said to be edible.
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