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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Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Kiowa, Colorado

Barbourville, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Sherwood, Oregon

Princeton, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

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

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

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.