Parsley/carrot relative. Clumping perennial, also self-sows. Forms clusters of edible roots that taste like parsnips. Once tops die to ground, dig to harvest roots to eat, then replant crown to grow again. Flowers attract beneficial insects.
Scientific Name: Sium sisarum
Plant Hardiness Zone: 5
Fruit Size: Small root
Harvest: Spring or fall roots, spring leaves
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Composition: Sandy or loamy, not compacted, treat like carrot
Soil Moisture: Prefers moist, can be seasonally wet, or pond edge