Scandix pecten-veneris

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Scandix pecten-veneris
(shepherd's-needle, Venus' comb, Venus's needle) is a plant species in the parsley family. It is native to Eurasia and it is known widely elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. It is named for its long fruit, which has a thickened body up to 1.5 centimeters long and a beak which can measure up to 7 centimeters long and is lined with comblike bristles.
(from Wikipedia on 19.6.15)

Apiaceae Fortnight: Scandix pecten-veneris from Kashmir-GSJUNE29/38 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Scandix pecten-veneris Linn., Sp. Pl. 256. 1753. 
Common annual weed with spreading habit; leaves multipinnatisect with linear segments; flowers white often tinged pink in lateral and terminal umbels; involucre bract single or absent; rays up to 3 with lanceolate to ovate involucel bracts; fruit with long beak, margin bristly.
Hazuribagh, Srinagar, Kashmir May, 2012