Stone Parsley - Sison amomum
An erect hairless plant with a nauseating smell when crushed. Stems solid, finely ridged. Leaves pinnate, with 5 to 9 pairs of oblong, toothed leaflets, often lobed. Flowers white, small (1 to 2 mm), in umbels with 3 to 6 uneven rays. Bracts linear, short. Fruit almost globose.
Grassy banks, rough grassland, roadside verges and disturbed ground, generally on heavy soils.
Flowers July to September.
Local from Yorkshire southwards including coastal north Wales.
Now scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 25 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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