Alexanders is a fairly local plant confined to coastal regions Britain and I had not seen it until we moved here to Dorset where it is plentiful near the coast. It quite often grows in hedgerows and on banks inland but hardly more than five miles from the sea.
A member of the carrot family common along hedge rows in coastal regions.
Alexanders: the horse parsleyPost date: Thursday, 21 April, 2016 - 00:00
|Scientific Name||Smyrnium olusatrum|
|Species Group||Carrot Family Umbelliferae|
|Family||Carrot family - Umbelliferea|
|Flower Colour Group||Yellow|
|Look for||Early flowering greenish-yellow umbrella flowers near the sea|
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