Umbellifers

Umbellifers

Umbrella Shaped Flowers

Audio version of Umbellifers – P Madden Wild carrot (1a) The descriptive word umbellifer is derived from the Latin word umbrella which means a sunshade or parasol. The flowers called umbels are held up by ribs like those on an umbrella.  Plants in this family generally have hollow, ribbed stems and divided leaves.  The roots…