Trachyspermum roxburghianum a much-branched annual, up to 0.5-3ft. in height cultivated almost throughout India, chiefly in gardens. Roots fusiform; leaves bipinnately divided, ultimate segments of the lower leaves rather broad, of the upper narrowly linear-lanceolate; flowers in terminal or axillary, compound umbels, white or greenish white, small; fruits ovoid, aromatic cremocarps, 1.5 - 3.0mm. long prominently ribbed, yellow to yellowish green when ripe.This species very closely resembles and is probably a cultivated form of T. stictocarpum (C. B. Clarke) Wolff syn. Carum stictocarpum C. B. Clarke, which is found wild from the lower Himalayas to South India.