*Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Family Apiaceae

Slender Celery

Erect annual herb with finely divided leaves. Longevity less than 1 year.

Flowers: White, October – January.

Fruit: Schizocarp 1-3 mm long, with 2 one- seeded, brown mericarps per fruit. October – February.

Seed: Dispersed locally.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Disturbed sites, roadsides and grasslands.
  • Common in woodland and grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Probably killed by fire.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Ciclospermum leptophyllum flower

Ciclospermum leptophyllum fruit