Carum carvi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Carum


  • Carum atrosanguineum
  • Carum bretschneideri
  • Carum buriaticum
  • Carum carvi
  • Carum diversifolium
  • Carum gairdneri
  • Carum verticillatum

Carum is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae, native to temperate regions of the Old World. The most important species is caraway (C. carvi), the seeds of which are widely used as a culinary spice. In the Mongolian Flora (adjunctive by Urgamal M., 2012) is two species (C. carve L., C. buriaticum Turcz.) belong to the genus Carum L.

Carum bulbocastanum is nowadays placed in Bunium and usually synonymized with Bunium persicum.


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