Petroselinumcrispum, parsley, is an herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family. It is widely distributed throughout the world and is generally cultivated to be used as a condiment. Biennial herbaceous plant, though it can also be cultivated as an annual plant. Forms an extravagant rosette of divided leaves, reaches 15 cm in high and has flower stalks that can exceed 60 cm with small yellowish green flowers.

Its cultivation has been known over than 300 years ago, being one of the most popular world cuisine herbs.