Though both commonly available plants from this genus produce many umbrella-shaped clusters of tiny flowers, they are valued for their fernlike foliage. In one, chervil, the leaves are used in cooking; in the second, the foliage brings deep, striking color to the perennial border.
Low foliage mounds about a foot wide. Flower stems, 1–2 ft. topped with white blossoms in summer. The leaves have a parsley-like flavor with overtones of anise; use like parsley, fresh or dried. Sow seeds in place in early spring (in cold-winter areas) or in fall (where winters are mild). In the following years, volunteer seedlings will keep you supplied with new plants. Goes to seed quickly in hot weather; keep flower clusters cut to encourage leafy growth.
To 2 to 3 in. high and 3 ft. wide, with inch-long leaves and erect, 1 1/2-in. white flowers.
Native to California, Arizona, coastal Oregon, Baja California. About 40 species are known, some commo...
A hybrid between Robinia pseudoacacia and R. viscosa, this seldom-grown, pink-flower...