Temperate Asia & Europe; Naturalized Widely Elsewhere
The essential oil extracted from the seeds and roots flavors ice cream, candy, baked goods, puddings and Benedictine and Chartreuse-type liqueurs. Young tender stems can be crystalized in sugar.
Source of plant
Moncarpic herb with stems commonly green, to 2m. Leaves to 60cm, 2-3 pinnate, segments oblong-ovate, to 15cm, glabrous, irregularly and deeply toothed, terminal segments 3-parted, sessile, decurrent on rachis; petiole of lower leaves long, upper leaves with strongly inflated petiole. Umbels compound; rays numerous; involucre composed of few bracts; involucel composed of numerous bracteoles; flowers green-white to cream. Fruit c6mm; mericarps with prominent ribs, wings narrow, thick, corky; vittae solitary.
USDA Hardiness Zone