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Levisticum officinale

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
leh-VISS-tih-kum oh-fiss-ih-NAH-lay
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Edible:  Seeds are used in bread, butter, and cake;  Leaves are used in tea, soup, stew, cheese, cookies, and chicken dishes; Flowers taste like celery and can be used in salads, soup, and broth; the root is also edible.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#herb garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#herb garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Levisticum
    Species:
    officinale
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Edibility:
    All parts; seeds and leaves as flavoring, root as a vegetable
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Diuretic, increased urination
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Volatile oils, especially phthalide lactones.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No