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    Default Is this parsley or something else?

    I planted some parsley and basil in roughly the area this came up, and figured it was the parsley as they do look alike. It has a strong herby smell but the leaves are quite bitter and don't taste like parsley.

    Any ideas? Variety is 'Parsley, Flat Leaf: Italian Giant'. My mother thought it might be Feverfew.





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    Doesn't look quite right for parsley to me - the stalks are usually greener and there's a long piece of stalk between where they branch off and where the leaves start.

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    Looks like feverfew. Mum's are always right.
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    I grow Gigante and it doesn't look like that. I agree with VC and yer ma!
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    Yes Feverfew, supposed to be good for headaches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roitelet View Post
    Yes Feverfew, supposed to be good for headaches.
    Yep Feverfew.
    I used to use it for my migraines but it is soooo bitter

    p.s. a few sites claim you can make a pesticide out of the flowers but I've never tried it.
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    Damn - I nurtured that plant!

    Oh well, relegated to the compost bin.


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    Definitely feverfew. Great herb.

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