Anethum graveolens
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Anethum graveolens


  family umbelliferae 
  genus anethum 

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Genus  Anethum Species  graveolens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dill Family  UMBELLIFERAE Specimen number  S11201 Data source  HtZn p75;MedPl p166;Frgnt p178
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' - 4' Overall spread  8" - 10"
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Organic Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Anethum graveolens has leaves that are mildly pungent. Dill needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is organic. This species likes full sun. It needs soil that is well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  carminative   antispasmodic   diuretic Medicinal parts  Seeds   Essential oil   Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Do not take essential oil internally without professional guidance. Medicinal notes  Anethum graveolens is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as a carminative, an antispasmodic or a diuretic. Dill requires professional guidance for safe usage. The seeds and the essential oil and even the leaves are used to prepare herbal remedies. Do not take essential oil internally without professional guidance.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant leaves. pungently fragrant Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anethum graveolens tends to self-sow year after year with little effort.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Anethum graveolens has threadlike leaves. Flowers: Dill has widely open clusters of tiny flowers on 3' to 4' stems. The flowers are usually a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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