Lovage

A perennial herb grown more commonly in centuries past, when it had uses ranging from restoring the appetite to sprinkling in the shoes of weary travelers. Leaves and seeds used today in some southern European cuisines. Large plants have a celery-like appearance and flavor for cooking and drying. The leaves can be used like parsley and celery and the roots can be eaten as a vegetable and grated in a salad.  Use the hollow stems as ecofriendly straws for summertime cockatails. Some research suggests lovage has anti-inflammatory properties. Yellow flowers resemble giant heads of dill. Cut back for fresh supply of tender young leaves. Perennial. Levisticum officinale.


Height


48-72 Inches

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Characteristics & Attributes

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Plant Sub-Group
Herbs
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