Myrrhis odorata, with common names cicely , sweet cicely, myrrh, garden myrrh, and sweet chervil, A tall perennial plant that can grow to 2 meters tall. The plant has tall flowering stems that are soft and hairy and has a strong aniseed smell when crushed. The roots and seeds also are edible.
Additionally, it has a history of use as a medicinal herb. Sweet cicely enjoys partial shade with ferny foliage and white flowers. Perfect in a herb garden, sweet cicely plant thrives in good soil quality and organic soil and can often be found at field edges in dappled shade or flower borders.
This herbaceous plant is early to flower after winter and is a great nectar plant for bees with a strong taste of aniseed.