Pimpinellaaromatica M. Bieb. Pimpinella peregrina L. Pimpinella saxifraga L. Apiaceae

  • Naiba P. Mehdiyeva
  • Valida M. Alizade
  • Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana
  • Rainer W. Bussmann
Reference work entry
Part of the European Ethnobotany book series (EUROETH)


Pimpinella aromaticaM. Bieb.: Tragium aromaticum Spreng

Pimpinella peregrinaL.: Pimpinella taurica Steud

Pimpinella saxifragaL.: Pimpinella dissecta Retz.; Tragonselinum minus Lam.; Carum saxifraga Baill

Local Names

Azerbaijan: Pimpinella aromaticа and P. peregrina: Ətirli yаlаnçı cirə; Pimpinella saxifragа: Dаşdələn yаlаnçı cirə; English: Pimpinella.

Botany and Ecology

Pimpinella aromatica M. Bieb.

Biennial herb to 60 cm tall covered in short pubescence. Taproot. Branching upwards from one stem. Leaves to 30 cm long, pinnately compound with 3–7 pairs of leaflets that are irregularly and deeply toothed. Umbels with 5–10 rays and up to 4 cm across flat topped. Rays are pubescent. Flowers white with tips of petals notched and curving inward. Fruit is hairy, ovoid, with conical tip and persistent styles that diverge. Found throughout Caucasus. A plant commonly found in dry clay soils or rocky glades and among shrubs.

Azerbaijan: Distributed in the regions of Guba and Eastern...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naiba P. Mehdiyeva
    • 1
  • Valida M. Alizade
    • 1
  • Narel Y. Paniagua Zambrana
    • 2
  • Rainer W. Bussmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyAzerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan
  2. 2.Instituto de Ecología-UMSAHerbario Nacional de BoliviaLa PazBolivia
  3. 3.William L. Brown CenterMissouri Botanical GardenSt. LouisUSA

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