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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Prairie Parsley   Polytaenia nuttallii    
Carrot family — Apiaceae

Also known as:
Texas Parsley, Wild Dill

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The prairie parsley is very characteristic of loamy prairies of the eastern and central parts of Texas. It is a large plant, to about three feet tall, and it tends to be common and hard to miss when in flower. Unlike many common names, in this case it is accurate: this is indeed a member of the parsley (and carrot) family. Many members of that family are avoided by cattle, but they like to eat this one just fine!

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Flowering Months: March, April, May, June

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