Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Dill - Anethum graveolens   L.Only member of Anethum in NC.
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DistributionCollected from 2 counties each in the Mountains and Piedmont. First collected in 1934 south of Statesville, Iredell County. The specimen from Buncombe County has no image or data and ought to be checked.

Native of southwestern Asia; in N.A. essentially throughout the US and southern Canada.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRoadsides, waste areas.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-August.
IdentificationDill is a familiar garden plant, but seldom seen escaping. It is a very tall plant, 3-6 feet, with finely dissected leaves, segments filiform, and broad compound umbels. Flowers are tiny and yellow. Coupled with its strong scent, this plant is hard to mistake wit its large yellow umbels and filiform leaf segments. This is a favored hostplant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly in gardens, though it might take a discerning eye to spot a caterpillar on the stems.
Taxonomic CommentsThis is the only species in the genus Anethum, and thus there are not several species of Dill; the single word common name suffices.

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