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botanical name:
Meum athemanticum
Meum athemanticum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spignel
family:  Apiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Forms a mound of very finely divided, bright green, aromatic leaves. Flattish heads of small white flowers, sometimes with purple of reddish tinting, in summer.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Traditionally used as a medicinal herb
The roots have sometimes been eaten as a vegetable.

other notes:
Native to Europe, including Britain, although generally limited to certain areas. Found in rough grasslands and roadside verges, often in hilly areas and on limy soil.

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