What is this herb/green?
April 3, 2014 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Help me identify this food plant based on a picture.

Working on a project today, I need to know what the planet/food/herb in this picture is called.

Also -- where would you go to ask this question (besides MetaFilter)? Is there some sort of photo identifying search engine? Does such technology exist?
posted by moonroof to Food & Drink (13 answers total)
That looks like dill.
posted by oinopaponton at 7:53 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Flickr has some groups dedicated to this - "ID Please" is a big one. Search their groups for "ID" or "identification" and you'll find others. Share the photo with the group, (usually) get quick helpful answers.

posted by jessicapierce at 7:53 AM on April 3

Looks like dill but could be something related like fennel or anise.
posted by cardboard at 7:56 AM on April 3

Dill! Thank you very much. I love you, MetaFilter.
posted by moonroof at 7:57 AM on April 3

Is there some sort of photo identifying search engine?

Kinda -- reverse image search -- but it looks like it wouldn't have helped you here.
posted by kmennie at 8:08 AM on April 3

Depending on the size, I think it might be fennel (which tends to be larger than dill when fully grown).
posted by amtho at 8:49 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

I think it looks more like fennel than dill....but the bottom part of the plant should help to identify.
posted by answergrape at 9:24 AM on April 3

I too think it looks like fennel.
posted by redfoxtail at 10:10 AM on April 3

I'm voting fennel over dill too.
posted by kathrynm at 10:44 AM on April 3

Besides getting a look at the bottom of the plant to differentiate between fennel and dill, you might also smell it. Fennel smells like licorice; dill smells like ... pickles!
posted by intermod at 11:48 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

As usual, there's a sub-Reddit for that: Whatisthisplant
posted by CathyG at 2:24 PM on April 3

posted by AwkwardPause at 5:22 PM on April 3

think it is dill
posted by mitch311 at 2:36 AM on April 17

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