Apiaceae or Celery Family
Upright plant, 1-3 feet tall. Tiny white flowers, with
5 petals, in asymmetrical clusters. Leaves divided into
three leaflets which are sharply and irregularly toothed.
The two side leaflets are often cut into two distinct lobes.
Blooms in early summer.
Native plant of rich woods. In Wildwood, favors the
The asymmetrical clusters of 5-parted flowers and the leaf
shape are fairly good identifiers. Most members of the
celery family have symmetrical, umbrella-shaped flower clusters. Bishop's goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) blooms about the same time and has somewhat similar leaves, but it has much denser flower clusters.