Conopodium majus (Gouan) Loret in Loret et Barrandon


Genus: Conopodium

Catalan common name: Anyol. Anyol ver. Castanya de terra, castanyola.

Spanish common name: Alforjón. Avellana de puerto. Castaña de tierra. Castañuela.

Province distribution: Barcelona. Girona. Lleida.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian (Atlantic)

Uses and properties: Edible or foodstuffs. Medicinal.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Alpine grasslands.

Characteristics: Sub alpine pastures, the borders of temperate forests, moors, moist lowlands, etc. A slender herb, non branching (or only slightly), nodes at the basal section. Leaves have a short sheathed petiole (2-8 mm), very divided into laciniate-linear. Umbels with 3-12 radii, lacking involucre or one formed only by 1-2 bracts. The fruit is compressed at the sides with styles ± erect.