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Kashmir Chervil   
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Kashmir Chervil
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Kashmir Chervil
Botanical name: Chaerophyllum reflexum    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)
Synonyms: Chaerophyllum cachemiricum

Kashmir Chervil is a slender erect hairless or sparsely hairy herb, with small flat-topped clusters of white flowers, up to 5 cm across. Bracts are absent. Primary rays are 3-12, bracteoles 5-8, lanceshaped, papery, hairy. Secondary umbels are are about 8 mm across. Stalks of imperfect flowers are reflexed. Leaves are compound, fern-like, 2-3-pinnate, with lanceshaped lobed further divided into ovate lobed segments. Leaf-sheath is inflated. Stems are hairy, 20-80 cm tall. Fruit is 7-12 mm long, smooth, with a short beak. Kashmir Chervil is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SW China, at altitudes of 1800-3500 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Manai, Himachal Pradesh & Harwan, Kashmir.
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