Eurasia; Naturalized in North America
Young, tender, cucumber-flavored leaves can be added fresh to salads or sandwiches.
Source of plant
Jardin Botanique de Montreal
A clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial which typically grows to 3' tall. Features compound odd-pinnate, medium green, basal leaves (7-25 serrate leaflets each) and small terminal spikes (to 1.5" long) of dark purple flowers in summer. Stems are sometimes tinged with red. Has ornamental value, but is often grown as a culinary herb: leaves (especially younger ones) are excellent in salads and soups.
USDA Hardiness Zone
food, notable texture