Wild Parsley, wild parsnip

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Trachymene
Species: glaucifolia
Main Flower Colour: Mauve

Description

A splash of colour in the desert - erect annual herb to 60 cm high, sometimes with a perennial rootstock; smooth stems sparingly branched. Leaves mostly towards the base of the plant, 3–5-lobed or deeply dissected. Flowers are bisexual or male, arranged in globular heads. Petals 1.6–1.9 mm long, blue turning white.

Flowering start in July and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is mauve. Blue/white desert flower, deeply dissected leaves.

Uses

related to carrots and parsnips, so may have been roasted and eaten by aboriginals.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/6273
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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

Specifics

Simpson Desert, QAA Line

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