130822 SPIGNEL Meum athamanticum (Apiaceae) Height to 60cm
Aromatic, hairless, hollow-stemmed perennial of upland grassland. Fibrous remains of previous year’s leaf stalks crown rootstock. FLOWERS are creamy white; in frothy-looking umbels, 3-6cm across (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are egg-shaped and ridged. LEAVES are 3- to 4-pinnate with bristle-like lobes. STATUS-Local, from N Wales to Scotland.