Herbs, perennial, essentially glabrous. Stem erect, branching above or simple. Basal and lower leaves petiolate, sheaths broad, membranous; blade broadly triangular to triangular in outline, ternate or ternate-2–3-pinnate; ultimate segments ovate or ovate-lanceolate, serrate, dentate-divided or lobed. Upper leaves reduced, usually ternate-pinnate. Umbels compound, terminal and lateral; peduncles longer than the leaves; bracts and bracteoles usually absent; rays ascending-spreading. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white or pinkish, obovate, apex with narrow inflexed lobule. Stylopodium conic; styles long, reflexed. Fruit oblong, oblong-ovoid or ovoid, slightly flattened laterally, glabrous; mericarp subrounded in cross section; ribs filiform, prominent to obscure; vittae inconspicuous. Seed face plane. Carpophore bifid at apex.
"Fr oblong-ovoid, flattened laterally, tipped by the 2 conspicuous stylopodia; ribs slender, inconspicuous, 5 per mericarp; styles conspicuous, reflexed, 1.5 mm; oil- tubes none; carpophore ± bifid; umbels long-peduncled, terminal and lateral; invol usually none; rays numerous, ascending; involucel none; pedicels many, short; sep obsolete; pet white; rhizomatous perennials with ternately once or twice compound lvs and large serrate lfls. 7, temp. Eurasia."