This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol4", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
A hardy South European annual 2 ft. or more high, with divided leaves and umbels of small white flowers. The young leaves are said to be used for seasoning soups and salads, notwithstanding their strong flavour. The seeds are largely used in confectionery and the manufacture of liqueurs, etc. Plants are easily raised from seeds sown in rich soil in warm spots.