Carum carvi

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApiaceae
Family (Traditional)Apiaceae
GenusCarum
Species:Carum carvi L.
Common NameCaraway
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 2.5; Leaf Dissection: 3; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 20+; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Schizocarp; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Carum carvi f. gracile Carum carvi f. gracile (Lindl.) H. Wolff
Carum velenovskyi Carum velenovskyi Rohl.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Crittenden (KY), Fayette (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Todd (KY), Giles (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MEM, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 1994

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0060867 Todd Kentucky 08 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Carum carvi
BRIT69240 Giles Tennessee 02 May 1980 R. Kral
64893
VDB
Carum carvi
MEM006012 McCracken Kentucky 02 Jul 1968 Raymond Athey
320
MEM
Carum carvi
31234100189164 Fayette Kentucky 01 May 1994 Wayne Long
44
EKY
Carum carvi
BEREA001676 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carum carvi
BEREA001675 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carum carvi
MEM008365 Crittenden Kentucky 22 Jun 1974 Raymond Athey
2818
MEM
Carum carvi
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