Laserpitium siler

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Laserpitium siler
Apiaceae - Laserpitium siler.JPG
Plant of Laserpitium siler at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
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L. siler
Binomial name
Laserpitium siler
L., 1753
Synonyms
  • Siler montanum Crantz

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Laserpitium siler, common name laserwort, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the family Apiaceae.

Description[edit]

Laserpitium siler can reach a height of about 30–100 centimetres (12–39 in). It is a robust perennial umbellifer with bipinnate, alternate leaves. Laserpitium siler produces compound umbels of white five-stellate flowers. This plant blooms from June to August.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in central and southern Europe -Alpes, Balkan, Apennine Mountains and the Iberian Peninsula.[2] It occurs in gorges and rocky slopes at an elevation of 800–2,250 metres (2,620–7,380 ft) above sea level.

References[edit]

  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.