Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum)

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Alexanders

Alexanders is a very common plant along coastal paths and lanes in Wales, which becomes more common towards the west. The pale yellow-green flowers are in umbels and can be seen in Spring, although this one was photographed in late February. The trifoliate leaves are a glossy dark green. Also seen along hedgerows, particularly on limestone soils near the coast. It reaches a height of 4 to 5 feet.