Common name: Goutweed, Ground Elder
Aegopodium podagraria L. APNI*
Description: Perennial with erect hollow grooved stems 50–100 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves twice 3-foliate, to 40 cm long including 20–30 cm long petiole with sheathing base to 20 mm long; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, toothed, shortly petiolate.
Umbels 2–6 cm diam., rays 12–20, to 25 mm long; umbellules 6–10 mm diam., pedicels 10–24, to 7 mm long. Petals c. 1.4 mm long, white.
Flowering: not seen on N.S.W.
Distribution and occurrence: material. Fruit narrow-ovoid, 3-4 mm long; mericarps with fine acute ribs. Recorded as potentially troublesome weed in pasture or garden areas near Fitzroy Falls, Canberra and Cooma. Native of Eurasia.
NSW subdivisions: *CT, *ST
Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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