Family: Carrot (Apiaceae)
Hardy to all temperate zones.
Herbaceous biennial, sometimes perennial. Native to the Mediterranean, Syria, and the Canary Islands. Antiquated plant that is fast disappearing from the global biota. Spring vegetable and fortifying tonic, a significant and stately historical herb. Prefers full sun or partial shade; moisture. Sow in fall or early spring. Direct seed or nursery bed technique. Plant 2 feet apart. The flowers are yellowish-green and the fruits are jet black. Flowers in the second year to 4 to 6 feet.