Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Week : 020811 : AK-3

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Aarti S. Khale

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Aug 2, 2011, 1:37:13 AM8/2/11
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Taken at a farm at Dindori, near Nasik, Maharashtra on 27/2/11.
Gurcharan ji....again is this Sowa or Saunf?
This could be Sowa?
Aarti
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ajinkya gadave

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Aug 2, 2011, 1:40:05 AM8/2/11
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बडीशेप 

Aarti S. Khale

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Aug 2, 2011, 1:43:48 AM8/2/11
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Ajinkya ji,
Thanks for a quick id.
I am always confused between Saunf & Sowa.
Regards,
Aarti

Ushadi micromini

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Aug 2, 2011, 9:31:21 AM8/2/11
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very nice, but I cant tell one from the other... I usually just taste
the flowers
or the seed heads if the plant is in a herbal or botanical garden...

Sowa bhaji is a bengali delicacy, leaves/bhaji is quickly sauteed with
already boiled diced potatoes, a little salt and turmeric, yummy as
dry curry with rice or roti...

If you find similar umbels in wild, and esp if the flowers are white
and the
stem has red streaks... do not be mistaken and try even a little...
may not be carrots or queen anne's lace.. could be hemlock...
Dr. Gurucharan Singhji has just put one up today I think...

Usha di
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On Aug 2, 10:43 am, "Aarti S. Khale" <aarti.kh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ajinkya ji,
> Thanks for a quick id.
> I am always confused between Saunf & Sowa.
> Regards,
> Aarti
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> On 8/2/11, ajinkya gadave <ajinkyagad...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > बडीशेप
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> > On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Aarti S. Khale
> > <aarti.kh...@gmail.com>wrote:

Aarti S. Khale

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Aug 2, 2011, 10:43:07 AM8/2/11
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Dear Usha di,
Thanks for the tips.
Same here...I too can't make out the difference.
But we need to take care if we find the one with white flowers & if
the stem has red streaks,we need to be careful.
Regards,
Aarti

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 2, 2011, 11:24:42 AM8/2/11
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Usha di and Aarti ji
Forget the technical details (Slender stem, darker green colour, thinner segments, numerous smaller darker yellow fruits, darker smaller fruits of Anethum sowa vs thicker stems, lighter coloured stem and leaves with whitish bloom especially on stem, thicker segments, fewer larger and lighter yellow flowers and larger lighter coloured fruits in Foeniculum vulgare), the sweet fragrance of fennel and sharper fragrance of sowa are the easiest distinction in field.


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Aarti S. Khale

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Aug 3, 2011, 3:43:05 AM8/3/11
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Gurcharan ji,
Thanks for the details.
I will keep the fragrance factor in mind next time I come across these two.
Thanks once again.
Regards,
Aarti

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 5, 2021, 8:06:44 AMApr 5
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Forwarding for ID
Distributed as Anethum species
Group discussion at

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 5, 2021, 8:07:41 AMApr 5
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Forwarding for ID
Distributed as Anethum species
Group discussion at

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Aarti S. Khale

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Apr 5, 2021, 10:55:58 AMApr 5
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Gurcharan Ji,
Thanks for forwarding my earlier post of Apiaceae.
Regards,
Aarti
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