Parsley is a biennial plant of the genus Petroselinum of the Apiaceae family. This herb is native to the countries of the Mediterranean. Parsley is widely cultivated in Europe, Asia, America, and Australia. It's a popular cooking ingredient in both dry and fresh form.
In the first year of life, parsley forms a rosette of leaves and a white spindle-like root. In the second year, a long, ribbed, branched stem appears. The height of the stem is 12-40 inches (30-100 cm). The leaves of the plant are dark green, toothed, and triangular. The fruits are egg-shaped.
Petroselinum crispum blooms from June to July. This herb produces inflorescences of small yellow-green or white blossoms.