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Flaigg, Norman G.
Polytaenia nuttallii DC.
Nuttall's prairie parsley, Prairie parsley, Wild dill, Prairie parsnip
USDA Symbol: ponu4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Wild dill has stiff, stout stems, usually 2 feet high, which become dry and brown and remain standing through the winter months. The leaves are 1–3 inches long and nearly as broad, deeply cut, and lobed. Upper leaves usually have 3 lobes, lower ones 5. The flowers are small, 1/4 inch across, greenish-yellow, and grow in umbel-like clusters, 2 inches across, branching irregularly from the leaf axils near the top of the plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Biennial Habit: Herb Size Notes:
1-2 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , OK , TN , TX , WI USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
Larval Host: Black swallowtail
Nectar Source: yes
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Collected 2007-06-13 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff