Aegopodium podagraria L.


Sp. Pl. 1: 265 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

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.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-08-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-26
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Aegopodium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Aegopodium podagraria in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aegopodium podagraria in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

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