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 carvi - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-172.jpg
Carum carvi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Careae
Genus: Carum


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


External linksEdit

  •   Data related to Carum at Wikispecies
  •   Media related to Carum at Wikimedia Commons