Domain: Eukarya
            As a  eukaryotic organism, dill's cells contain true nuclei and its cells have membrane bound organelles.

Kingdom: Plantae
            Organisms in the plant kingdom are all autotrophic which means they can produce their own food. Dill is photoautotrophic, so it produces own energy via light energy through a process called photosynthesis. Plants are also characterized by their life cycles which involve an alternation of generations. Go to the reproduction page to learn more about this process.
Phylum: Anthophyta (Angiosperms)
            Seed coverings is the main characteristic for the phylum anthophyta in which dill is classified. Dill is also a flowering plant, another characteristic of this phylum.

Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledons)
            Dill’s seeds can be split into two cotyledons (its seeds have 2 distinct halves), and the veins of its leaves are netlike (not parallel).

---> Learn about another member of Magnoliopsida, the Sweet Violet.

*This phylogenetic tree is based on molecular data. It was created by the author of this page.

Order: Apiales
            Dill is part of the apiales because its flowers are arranged in umbels, which are clusters of flowers in which all of the flowers grow from the same part on the stem. Learn more about umbels on the adaptation page.

Family: Apiaceae ("Carrot family")
            All members of the family Apiaceae have hollow stems. Well known members of this family include carrots, celery, parsley, fennel, parsnip, and coriander.

*Learn about a member that is closely related to the carrot family - Ginseng *

Genus: Anethum 

Species: Anethum graveolens

= strong smelling

  *This phylogenetic tree is based on molecular data. It was created by the author of this page.

                        ~Dill comes from the old English word dilla, meaning to soothe or lull.~

                                      To find out where dill grows best, go to the Habitat page!