Scientific Name: Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffmann
Synonym: Anthriscus longirostris, Cerefolium cerefolium, Scandix cerefolium
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones
Sun Exposure: Partial shade
Origin: Southern and western Asia
Growth Habits: Annual, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)
Watering Needs: Regular water
Propagation: Seeds, in late winter or early spring
The leaves are used mostly fresh, but they can also be dried or frozen. They are used in soup, salad, omelets, or fish dishes in a way similar to parsley. The tuberous-rooted varieties are eaten like carrots.
Plant seeds 1 inch apart and then thin them to 1 every 3 or 4 inches (8-10 cm). The seedlings should be handled with care as they are rather delicate.