Sweet Cicely can be found in verges around Rhynie and after flowering, the crunchy young seeds taste like licorice sweets, providing a delicious treat when walking in early summer. If one is “old, dull and without courage” rhubarb and cicely “rejoiceth and comforteth the heart and increaseth lust and strength”. As good an excuse to make a crumble as any. Good juiced with rhubarb as a cordial, Cicely also makes a gorgeously scented cut flower for the table.
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Location of Discovery:
A941, Huntly AB54 4HF, UK
Location of Origin:
Unnamed Road, AD200 Encamp, Andorra