Ammi majus L.
Ammi majus, commonly known as bullwort, false bishop's weed, belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.
Ammi majus was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
The plants reach heights of 20 to 100 centimetres.
Ammi majus is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are serrulate and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Ammi majus produces compound umbels of white five-stellate flowers from June to October.
The plants produce achenes.
Ammi majus is native to France, the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North Africa and Ethiopia and is naturalized in western Europe, Central Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.