Ammi is a genus of about 6 species of summer-flowering plants in the Apiaceae family. They are native to southern Europe, northern Africa and Southwest Asia. They have fern-like leaves and white or cream coloured lace-like flowers borne in branched, rounded umbels.
Ammi spp. (Bishops weed) is prohibited by the Australian New Zealand Food Standards code under standard 1.4.4 due to active constituents:furocromine coumarin derivatives .03% volatile oil (camphor and carvone) Fixed oil and protein flavonol glycosides (quercetin and kaempferol)
A. majus, A. visnaga and their cultivars are frequently seen in gardens where they are grown as annuals or biennials.