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common name: Spignel
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Forms a mound of very finely divided, bright green, aromatic leaves. Flattish heads of small white flowers, sometimes with purple of reddish tinting, in summer.
By seed or division.
Traditionally used as a medicinal herb
The roots have sometimes been eaten as a vegetable.
Native to Europe, including Britain, although generally limited to certain areas. Found in rough grasslands and roadside verges, often in hilly areas and on limy soil.