Herbs forum: Help me identify this herb !

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Bosko
Mar 18, 2017 1:37 PM CST
I found it randomly in my hometown of Belgrade, today I found it near a building site, growing out of somewhat dry soil in the sun. It has leaves somewhat similar to those of Sweet Cicely, but distinctively different scent that reminds of a mixture of lemon, cinnamon and strawberry. It has reddish/purplish stems. Can anyone please help identify it !? The scent is wonderful, and I would like to know if I could use it in the kitchen ! I can upload a picture later today.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 19, 2017 8:56 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @Bosko .

I think a photo will help immensely! Smiling
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Bosko
Apr 30, 2017 5:41 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:Welcome to NGA, @Bosko .

I think a photo will help immensely! Smiling


HEY, thanks!!!! I've got a photo, can you help me identify it now ?


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Bosko
Apr 30, 2017 5:47 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:Welcome to NGA, @Bosko .

I think a photo will help immensely! Smiling


here some better ones :
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 30, 2017 7:34 AM CST
It makes me think of Sweet Annie ( Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) )

Lots of people here more knowledgeable about herbs than I am, though... I hope someone will be able to pin it down for you!
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Apr 30, 2017 9:30 AM CST
I'm not familiar with it at all but if sure favors your link to Sweet Annie. Thumbs up
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Apr 30, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Where are all our herb experts? Maybe... @Bonehead ? Smiling
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Bonehead
Apr 30, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Ah, thanks for the shout-out. Sweet Cicely has a very distinct anise/licorice scent. From Bosko's description of lemon-cinnamon-strawberry, that sounds more like Sweet Annie. Annie is an annual that reseeds itself, Cicely is a perennial (for me in Zone 8). Annie is taller and more of an upright pyramid shape, Cicely is bushier and softer. Cicely will get pretty white cluster flowers, Annie's flowers are much more subdued and I can't really remember the color, maybe a greenish-white? In my area, Cicely is about 2' tall now, no sign of Annie. Hope this helps.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Weedwhacker
May 1, 2017 8:20 AM CST
Thanks, Deb! (you were the only one I could think of offhand that I know grows a lot of different herbs... Smiling )
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Bosko
May 3, 2017 1:45 AM CST
GUYS! This all HELPS a LOT ! It's definitely Sweet Annie ! It has the most adorable perfume... it is used in the perfume and medicinal industry, and has been used in the liquor industry too. Careful with the culinary use, since it's toxic ! It has a compound, I forgot it's name now, that's a neurotoxin! I will still enjoy it's fragrance ! I also have Sweet Cicely on my balcony, and as Deb told, it has a distinctively different scent. I d o find it occasionally on the same spots I found Sweet Annie ! Everybody thanks a bunch for solving this mystery ! Cheers! <3
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Bonehead
May 3, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Sweet Annie is a re-seeding annual for me. It can get over-exuberant some years and I've learned to limit it to one every 8 feet or so. It adds a nice ferny look to any garden bed it lands in, plus that lovely fragrance. Dry it and use in potpourri or drawer sachets. I also have it in my chicken yard - the hens don't eat it (likely because of the toxicity).
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
May 3, 2017 9:57 AM CST
It makes great wreaths, too -- I don't think Arlene (Abhege) will mind if I re-post her photo here... I'm actually not sure if it was originally posted on this site or on Cubits (and I hope my memory is correct about who originally posted it) Smiling

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