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Smyrnium olusatrum

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Hardy Native Herbaceous Biennial or Perennial, usually of hedgerows, woodland margins, wasteland and cliffs, often coastal; with large, dense umbels of small yellow florets; on stout stems above bold, shiny foliage in March to June.

Height x Spread:

60 in (150 cm) x 24 in (60 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Very attractive to Bees and flies.

Other Interest:

leaves and shoots can be cooked as vegetables, and seeds ground for use as a condiment. No longer used medicinally (for asthma)