Flora of Northern Ireland
Conopodium majus
© Paul Hackney
Conopodium majus
(Map updated: March 2008)

This is a common plant of meadows, pastures and other grassy places. The leaves are divided into very narrow segments. A small edible underground tuber (the 'pignut') forms at the base of the stem.

All names: Conopodium majus (Gouan) Loret; Conopodium denudatum Koch; Carum majus (Gouan) Britten & Rendle