Umbelliferae (Lat. Umbelliferae, aka the celery family, Lat. Apiaceae) are one of the largest plant families in nature (over 400 genera and around 3, 500 varieties), and they are certainly incredibly important in the matter. of agriculture. Apart from a few plants with a fairly notorious reputation (such as cowbane, alias northern hemlock), many plants are edible and / or used for culinary purposes: carrot, lovage, celery, parsley, parsnip, dill, fennel, coriander, and others.