Botanical name: Chaerophyllum reflexum var. acuminatum Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Synonyms: Chaerophyllum acuminatum
West Himalayan Chervil is a plant up to 2 ft tall, velvet-hairy. Roots are long, carrot-like. Leaves are compound or double-compound, leaflets linear to lanceshaped, margins regularly toothed. Involucral bracts are missing. Rays are 7-10, unequal. There is an involucel of 5 lanceolate bractlets with long, white marginal hairs tip long-pointed. Petals white. Fruit is cylindrical, about 8 mm long. Stylopodium is conical, styles short, ridges prominent, furrows 1-vittate. Inner seed face deeply sulcate. Its carrot-like roots are edible. West Himalayan Chervil is found in W. Himalaya, from Kashmir to W. Nepal, at altitudes of 2200-4000 m.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled West Himalayan Chervil is ...