Scandix pecten-veneris L., Sp. Pl. 256 1753. (syn: Chaerophyllum pecten-veneris (L.) Crantz; Chaerophyllum rostratum Lam.; Myrrhis pecten-veneris (L.) All.; Pecten veneris Lam. (Unresolved); Pectinaria vulgaris Bernh. (Unresolved); Scandix cornuta Gilib. (Unresolved); Scandix cretica Mill. (Unresolved); Scandix persica Mart.; Scandix rostrata Salisb. (Unresolved); Scandix vulgaris Gray (Unresolved); Scandix wilhelmsii K.Koch ex Boiss. (Unresolved); Selinum pecten E.H.L.Krause (Unresolved); Wylia pecten-veneris (L.) Bubani);
Scandix pecten-veneris (shepherd’s-needle, Venus’ comb, Venus’s needle) is a plant species in the parsley family. It is native to Eurasia and it is known widely elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. It is named for its long fruit, which has a thickened body up to 1.5 centimeters long and a beak which can measure up to 7 centimeters long and is lined with comblike bristles.
Apiaceae Fortnight: Scandix pecten-veneris from Kashmir-GSJUNE29/38 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Scandix pecten-veneris Linn., Sp. Pl. 256. 1753.
Common annual weed with spreading habit; leaves multipinnatisect with linear segments; flowers white often tinged pink in lateral and terminal umbels; involucre bract single or absent; rays up to 3 with lanceolate to ovate involucel bracts; fruit with long beak, margin bristly.
Hazuribagh, Srinagar, Kashmir May, 2012
Identification requested ATMAR2016/06 : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly help with identification of this herbaceous plant.
Place: Hamirpur (H.P.)
Date: Jan. 29, 2015
wild carrot? the flowers are not symmetrically petaled… weird at first glance. did you get to see the roots and a close up of the stem and streaks of colors and was the main stem hollow?
i also think it is Queen Ann’s Lace, it is also known as Lady’s Lace.
I have not seen its roots. Is wild carrot a small herb nearly 15cm high?
could be esp. if grazed, it grows back while in that stage it could be short. But chances are this is not Queen Anne’s lace. Good chances it is not. I was intrigued by the irregularly asymmetric flowers and not completely an umbel. i am getting at something else but unless i have more data from you i would rather not speak about it. where is this growing? can you get to it again? i need pictures of the stem especially near the base and just above… color, any streaks, any hairs etc. only thing i can tell you is be careful.
Thank you very much, …
I think its perhaps one of the lesser known parsley or some such. the distinguishing feature it seems has to be that one petal that sticks out and lasts longer on the flower when the other petals have fallen off.Most cultivated and wild parsley that i am even remotely familiar with has a bifurcated longish petal or two … this is a bit beyond what i remember from the summer foraging classes … may be its one of those on the silk route or the caravan routes … migrated and naturalized in India.???? Or may be the answer is very simple right under my nose and i cant seem to remember it. Perhaps … will know or Nidhan or Balkar would know? i have added them in this reply. lets see
Agree with Scandix pecten-veneris
Thanks, …, I also agree with you.
Scandex pecten veneris: 2 high res. images.
Yes it is…. Best click….
Yes a very common weed