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It has little bit smelling seeds

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Need to identify herb near my garden.Need to identify herb near my garden.Need to identify herb near my garden.

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  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 06:49

Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Julieanne Porter

If it is a herb, then I think Dill. But it could be wild carrot too, as part of the same family and has a very similar seed head.

Update: talking to @botanicalmartin on twitter, he thinks wild carrot, as the seeds have bristles, and Dill seeds don't. Hope that helps.

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 10:07

Re: Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Nicola

Thanks Julieanne!

Hi Levan, some more people on Twitter think it is carrot too.

Hope that helps:)

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 10:21

Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Levan

Wow , thank you, i think i have additional source of carotene, now.

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 12:27

Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Julieanne Porter

Hi Levan, Wasn't sure if it was edible so checked. @emmathegardener linked to this info: http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Daucus+carota & you would need to check if the leaves are edible too.

Also, be careful as @GothboyUK mentioned, the plant does look the same as others, such as giant hogweed or hemlock, which is posionious. So be careful re id before eating!

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 13:42

Re: Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Nicola

Wow!! Really good point. PLEASE be careful!

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 14:14

Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

If the leaves are lacy and smell a little bit like anise, could be sweet cecily an herb that is used in fruit salads, it does spread and is very deep rooted.

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd January 2014 14:47

Re: Re: Need to identify herb near my garden.

Reply from Carol

Sweet Cicely is lovely stuff - the seeds go black as they ripen as I remember.

  • Posted: Sun. 26th January 2014 10:35