Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata (L.) Scop.
Engl.: sweet cicely, anise, British myrrh, cow chervil, great chervil, great sweet chervil, shepherd's needle, smooth cicely, smoother cicely, sweet bracken, sweet chervil.
Deu.: Myrrhenkerbel, Süssdolde.
Suom.: saksankirveli.
Sven.: spansk körvel, aniskål, körvel.
Fran.: cerfeuil musqué.
Bot. syn.: Scandix odorata L.

Natural sweets.

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Henriette's herbal blog: The green seeds of sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) are perfectly nice candy.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 9.

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Green seeds and leaf. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2005-06-17.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 8.

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Tops in green seed. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2005-06-17.

Sugared lovage stalks.

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Henriette's herbal blog: The lovage was coming up, too, so I tried to candy the stalks.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 7.

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Plants, dug up. Massive roots, with a strong scent of anise. Annala, Helsinki, Finland Picked. 2004-09-15.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 6.

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Plants, dug up. Massive roots, with a strong scent of anise. Annala, Helsinki, Finland Picked. 2004-09-15.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 5.

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Flowers. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2002-05-27.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 4.

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Flowers. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2002-05-27.

Photo: Myrrhis odorata 3.

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Flowers. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2000-05-20.

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Green seed. At this stage they taste of anise sweets. When they've matured to black they have no taste left. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-05.

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Seeds. Bromarv, Finland. Planted. 1997-07-01.

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Flowers. The American sweet cicely is Osmorhiza spp. Liljendal, Finland. Wild. 1996-06-01.