a few miles of the sea this plant will be noticed growing by the
wayside, and the nearer we get to the coast the more abundant
it becomes. It is a stout smooth plant, with large shiny leaves
divided into broad segments. The flowers are greenish-yellow,
and they grow in large round umbels. They begin to open in April,
earlier than most of the Umbellifers, and are followed later in
the year by round black seed-vessels.