Can anyone recognize this herb?

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  1. Jwhitt06

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    My mother swears by this herb and uses it in all of her soups. The problem is that she doesn't know the name of it! I'm hoping someone will recognize it and please tell me the name!
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    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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  3. panini

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    My crystal ball is showing me epazote
     
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  8. chrislehrer

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    It's not tarragon, is it? Kind of licorice tasting?
     
  9. koukouvagia

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    It looks like a type of celery root we use in Greece.
     
  10. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Lovage.
     
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    Round or square stem?
     
  12. panini

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    Having been a neighbor of George Kresge in NJ for a couple of years. I still predict it is epazote.
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  13. DmitryZ

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    probably lovage, its used mostly in sauces, its a little sweet and spicy
     
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    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    It's like celery x 10. Easy to grow too.
     
  15. butzy

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    I was going to say: Lavas.
    Then I googled it and apparently it is the seem as Lovage!
     
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    First thing that popped in my head when seeing the foliage...celery.
     
  17. morning glory

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    I'd say (as has been mentioned) that this is definitely Lovage. Here is a 'botanical' image of lovage for comparison:

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