Glehnia is a perennial that belongs to the parsley/carrot family and is common on the back-shores of sandy beaches. This plant has a low profile that hugs the beach and its stems are often buried under the sand so that the points of attachment of the leaves are not visible. It reaches a maximum height of about 1- 1 1/2 feet and its erect stem is topped with an umbel of showy carrotlike white flowers.
It is said that parts of the plant may be used for Medicinal purposes. Zones 6 - 8b.
Other Names: American Glehnia, Beach Carrot, Sea Carrot, Glehnia leiocarpa.