Flowers in the Garden ~ Apiaceae & More

Flowers in the Garden Apiaceae & More pic

Welcome to the fourth, and final, article in my Flowers in the Garden series. Today we will look at the Apiaceae family, which is also known as the carrot family. I’m also giving you a bonus of various other flowers in my edible garden!

APIACEAE

The Apiaceae family includes carrots, parsnips, celery, parsley, cilantro, and dill. Their small flowers are often clustered and are either yellow or white.

CELERY:

Celery has very tiny white flowers clustered in a flower head – not unlike dill, as you’ll see later.

Celery flowers

Celery flowers

Dill also has tiny flowers in a cluster, but the flowers are yellow.

Dill flowers

Dill flowers

Parsley also has tiny yellow flowers, but they aren’t clustered in a flat flower head like celery and dill. The parsley flower cluster appears to be more vertical than horizontal.

Parsley flowers

Parsley flowers

Cilantro flowers are white and similar to parsley flowers in shape. The flowers are definitely clustered, but the flower heads are not as large as those on dill and celery.

Cilantro flowers

Cilantro flowers

I never paid attention to the similarities of the flowers in the carrot family until I started working on this article. Using my Yankee terminology, it’s wicked cool!

ALLIUMS

The allium family includes onions, garlic, and chives.

Although I don’t have various pictures for you to compare, I did want to share a beautiful picture of an onion flower. It’s strikingly similar to ornamental alliums that are planted in flower gardens.

Red Creole onion flower

Red Creole onion flower

FRUIT

These pictures of flowers are not related; the plants are all in different families. However, I couldn’t finish a series on flowers without adding these pretty specimens.

BERRIES:

Raspberry flowers

Raspberry flowers

Strawberry flower

Strawberry flower

CITRUS:

Key lime flowers

Key lime flowers

MORE FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN ARTICLES:

I hope my Flowers in the Garden series has inspired you to start noticing the similarities of the flowers in your own garden.

Enjoy!

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