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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Myrrhis
Species: M. odorata
Binomial name
Myrrhis odorata
(L.) Scop.
Myrrhis odorata MHNT.BOT.2004.0
Myrrhis odorata

Cicely, also called Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is a plant in the family Apiaceae. It is a tall perennial plant, growing to 2 meters tall. The leaves are divided. The flowers are white. The seeds are slender.


Cicely leaves are sometimes used as a herb, with a strong taste of anise.

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