Sp. Pl. 1: 265 (1753) APNI
Erect perennial to 1 m high, spreading by long, slender rhizomes to 9 mm diam. Leaves (1–)2-ternate; lamina 3–20 cm long, 3–30 cm wide, often variegated green and white; ultimate segments usually ovate, rarely oblong to orbicular, base cordate to broadly cuneate, apex acute to acuminate, rarely obtuse, margin doubly serrate; petiole 7–31(–50) cm long. Umbels 4–12 cm diam.; common peduncle 5–30 cm long; rays 1.5–7 cm long; umbellules 10–35, 6–40-flowered; pedicels 1–7 mm long. Flowers 2–3 mm diam.; petals with 5–9 brown nerves. Fruit ovoid, slightly flattened laterally, dark brown with lighter ribs; mericarps 3–4.5 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
*HSF. Also naturalised in NSW, Tas. Native to continental Europe and western Asia.
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