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Mock Bishop's Weed - Ptilimnium capillaceum (1 gal.)
Mock Bishop's Weed - Ptilimnium capillaceum (1 gal.)
Mock Bishop's Weed - Ptilimnium capillaceum (1 gal.)
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Mock Bishop's Weed - Ptilimnium capillaceum (1 gal.)

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Mock bishop's weed - Ptilimnium capillaceum is a member of the carrot family. It can be found throughout Florida, in a wide variety of moist to wet soil habitats, but is also well adapted to average soils. It reproduces well by producing large numbers of seeds. As a "wild carrot", this species produces a deep taproot, highly fragrant foliage, and lots of tiny bright white flowers. The taproot provides it with good drought tolerance once it is established and the foliage feeds the caterpillars of Eastern black swallowtail butterflies. It rarely stands taller than 18 inches at maturity. Like many other "carrots" (e.g. dill, fennel), the main stem is hollow and a great many leaves attach to it and off the many side branches. These leaves are compound with finely dissected leaflets. The flowerheads arise from the ends of every stem. At full bloom, mock bishop's weed is attractive. This is a spring/very early summer bloomer. If you add it, you are likely to have it forever if you plant it in a moist to wet location. Give it some bare soil for the seed to land on.