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Sweet cicely, Sweet chervil

Umbelliferae Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The myrrh plant is a pubescent perennial, up to 3 feet in height, with thin, soft, pinnate leaves. Leaflets are lanceolate. Leaves, tender stems, and roots are sweet scented. The plants persist for years. Formerly myrrh was used for flavoring salads. Now apparently little grown, except as an ornamental.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch