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PlantFiles: False Queen Anne's Lace, Toothpick Weed
Ammi visnaga

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ammi (AM-eye) (Info)
Species: visnaga (vis-NAH-ga) (Info)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative jackidee On Aug 19, 2009, jackidee from Sherwood, OR wrote:

This grew as a biennial in my garden. I wanted it for cut flowers, but I don't like the smell and needing to be careful of the sap. Probably won't let it go to seed or grow it again.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also known as Khella. This parsley relative has been used medicinally for centuries. Reputed to help with colic, angina, menstrual problems, asthma, and psoriasis, just to name a few.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 22, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

False Queen Anne's Lace, Toothpick Weed Ammi visnaga is naturalized in Texas and other States.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kiowa, Colorado
Barbourville, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Sherwood, Oregon
Princeton, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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