Ridolfia segetum | False Fennel ‘Goldspray’
Smells pleasantly like carrots and is easy to mistake for Dill or Fennel plants in the garden. Similar to dill (Anethum graveolens) and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), the leaves can be used as a spice and to preserve or pickle cucumbers, olives, and more. The leaves can be eaten in its raw form or cooked. The seeds and leaves of False Fennel contain essential oils with terpenes that give the plant a strong, pungent odor. These include α-phellandrene, α-terpinolene, β-phellandrene, and dillapiol.
Cut flowers are long-lasting in a vase and make a great filler for bouquets.