perennial herb identification

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  1. MamaMac

    MamaMac Active Member

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    I bought this plant at a grocery store a few years back with the wonderfully informative tag of 'garden herb' in it. It was the sole survivor in a flat of plants that looked like they had never been watered. I took pity on the poor thing and stuck it in my garden. It is perennial in zone 3. I have tried to identify it myself, but to no avail.
    Would love an identification! :)
     

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    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    Angelica sp.?
     
  3. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Levisticum officinale, lovage.
     
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    thank you!
     
  5. Barbara Lloyd

    Barbara Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    When crushed, stem and or leaves will smell like celery and can be put in salads or stews. WATCH it tho - or it will take over your garden. As I remember it is a root runner as well as lots of seeds and goes everwhere!!! Sunset makes it sound rather benign, but if the slightest bit happy and not watched it will take over. barb
     

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