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GROUND-ELDER Aegopodium podagraria (Apiaceae) Height to 1m. Creeping and patch-forming hairless perennial. Favours damp and disturbed ground and a persistent weed in the garden. FLOWERS are white and borne in compact umbels, 2-6cm across with 10-20 rays (May-Jul). FRUITS are egg-shaped and ridged. LEAVES are fresh green, roughly triangular in outline and twice trifoliate. STATUS-Doubtfully native; widely introduced and translocated (inadvertently) by gardeners and now widespread.