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Common Name: Bastard Stone-Parsley
Sison amomum is a Biennial up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Southern and western Europe from Britain and France to the Mediterranean, W. Asia and Algeria..
Hedgebanks and roadsides[
], usually on calcareous soils[
See the plants native habitat for ideas on cultivation details.
The whole plant gives off the rather unusual smell of petrol[
Root - cooked[
]. It is said to taste like celery[
The aromatic leaves and seed are used as a condiment[
]. The fresh seeds have a nauseous smell[
Carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic[
Seed - sow late spring or early autumn in situ.