A hardy biennial with a good flavour and well crinkeled leaves.
Much used for garnish of fish and salad dishes. Regrettably often left on the plate! Which is a pity, as it yields more vitamin C than almost any other plant.
Parsley, like most native plants, is adapted to our erratic British climate
with its damp maritime weather.
As a result, when a hot dry summer comes our way
with strong hot sunshine, it finds it hard to quickly suck up enough moisture from the ground to transpire fast enough to stay firm; - and often even to stay alive !
It likes a moist and fertile soil in at least dappled shade,
and, when it finds this, it often sets new seedlings from its own seeds,
which are produced in its second year of growth.