Sub-category: Carrot family
It is a tall herbaceous perennial plant, depending on circumstances growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are finely divided, feathery, up to 50 cm long. The plant is softly hairy and smells strongly of aniseed when crushed. The flowers are white, about 2 to 4 mm across, produced in large umbels. The seeds are slender, 15 to 25 mm long and 3 to 4 mm broad.
In Connecticut it is most commonly found in herb gardens. Blooms from May to June.