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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : amima

Scientific name: Ammi majus L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Apium ammi Crantz, Ammi diversifolium Noulet.

Classification: Umbelliferae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: bullwort

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Große Knorpelmöhre ; ES : aneo bastardo ; FR : ammi élevé ; IT : ; PT : âmio-maior ; EN : bullwort ;

Biological type: Annual

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- Cotyledons very restricted elongated (> 10 times longer than wide).

- Entire leaves, rounded with spaced teeth.

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- Height: 30-100 cm.

- Stem with fine grooves, branched at the top.

- Basal leaves in rosette; pinnate leaves of pale green, shiny; slightly glazed. Other leaves petiolate, cauline with short petiole or almost sessile. Upper leaves with linear division, finely dentate.

- Flowers white united in umbel of 20-30 rays with indented petals. Involucre with numerous pinnatifid bracts very elongated towards the tip.

- Fruits ovoid achenes of 1.5-2 mm, laterally compressed, forming 2 small sized mericarps, surrounded with disk shaped stylopod and 2 divergent curved styles. Persisting carpophore on inflorescence after fruit fall.

- Plant acrid with sharp taste, used as diuretic, antispasmodic property.

- Biological type: annual.

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Present     France  Present     Italy  Present     Portugal  Present    

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