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Levisticum officinale

Løpstikke Libbsticka  Løvstikke Lovage

 

Has scattered distribution within the region, except for n.Sweden and n. Norway.

 

A Mediterranean native.

Lovage has long been used as a medicinal and culinary plant. Used to strengthen the immune system and  as an antiseptic.

 

The plant grows up to 2 meters, both the leaves and stems can be eaten, raw or blanched. It tastes rather like celery.