Taxonomy

Carum carvi | Caraway | Cearbhas

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Waste places

Life cycle

Biennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

A member of the carrot family. A rare casual alien, was more widespread in the past but now occasionally found on waste places near houses. The seeds are used for flavouring, usually used whole, they have a pungent, anise-like flavour and aroma.

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