Carum carvi

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Carum carvi L.


Carum velenovskyi Rohlena

  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


An agronomic escape. Caraway "seed", is a popular spice, also known as cumin or fennel. - GB

Readily invades pastures, roadside ditches, and uncultivated areas in western Alberta -GB

AIPC November, 2006 calendar example

Reportedly spreading in the abandoned fields in Wagner Natural Area. Noted in gravelly disturbed areas along roads in the Cadomin area.

[1]Link to Wikipedia, Caraway "...Caraway has been called by many names in different regions, with names deriving from the Latin cuminum (cumin), the Greek karon (again, cumin), which was adapted into Latin as carum (now meaning caraway), and the Sanskrit karavi, sometimes translated as "caraway" but other times understood to mean "fennel"..."

[2]Link to USDA Plants Profile for Carum carvi L. caraway.

[3]Link to Alberta Invasive Plants Council factsheet for Wild Caraway

Briutton and Brown (1913)
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