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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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