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Chervil

Salad chervil, Sweet cicely, Leaf chervil

Umbelliferae Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Chervil is an annual plant, reaching a height of 1 to 2 feet. The leaves much compounded, in general resembling parsley. Garden forms with cured leaves are available. Chervil is grown for its pungent, aromatic and decorative leaves, which are used for garnishing and flavoring.


Season, seed to first harvest: 2 months.

Production in U.S.: No data. Very limited.

Use: Decorative and as flavoring in culinary cookery.

Part of plant consumed: Leaves.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch