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Caucalis

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Template:Italic title Template:Taxobox Caucalis platycarpos is a species of flowering plants in the carrot family, the only member of the genus Caucalis. Common names are carrot bur parsley,<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> small bur-parsley,<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> and burr parsley.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref> It is native to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as far east as Iran.<ref name=yvonne>Tela Botanica, Caucalis à feuilles de carotte, Caucalis platycarpos L. in French with photo and French distribution map</ref><ref>Altervista Flora Italiana, Lappola carota, Kletten-Haftdolde, piggkörvel, Caucalis platycarpos L.</ref>

Caucalis platycarpos is an annual up to Template:Cvt tall with trailing stems. Leaves are highly divided into many small leaflets. Flowers are produced in an umbel of 2 to 5 flowers, each with white or pink petals. Fruit is an oblong capsule with many hooked spines on the surface.<ref name=yvonne/><ref>Herbario de la Universidad Pública de Navarra, Flora Arvense de Navarra, familia Umbelliferae, Caucalis platycarpos L. in Spanish, with photos</ref>

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