parsleyParsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a bright green, biennial herb, also used as spice.
Two forms of parsley are used as herbs: curly leaf and Italian, or flat-leaf (P. neapolitanum). Curly leaf parsley is often used as a garnish. Many people think flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavor, and this opinion is backed by chemical analysis which finds much higher levels of essential oil in the flat-leaved cultivars.