Flora of Northern Ireland
Myrrhis odorata
© Paul Hackney
Myrrhis odorata
© Paul Hackney
Myrrhis odorata
© Paul Hackney
Myrrhis odorata
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This is a very attractive umbellifer with creamy-white flowers and long, shiny narrow fruits. The leaves are fern-like. The whole plant smells strongly of aniseed.

It is not native, and is most frequently encountered on roadsides close to habitations.

All names: Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop.