Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a flowering perennial herb in the Apiaceae family.
It is common across Europe.
It grows to 180-250 centimetres (6-8 feet) tall.
The stems are erect with bright green leaves, which can be quite large, growing up to 70 centimetres (28 inches) long.
The flowers are yellow to greenish-yellow, 10-15 centimetres (4-6 inches) in diameter.
The fruit is a small schizocarp.
Lovage blooms in late spring
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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