Tarragon, Estragon (Eng.)
Tarragon is a cold-sensitive perennial with a distinct sweet anise flavor. French tarragon is the variant used as aromatic culinary herb and grows and spreads slowly fro tangled underground rhizomes. What makes this plant unique is that during growth, it seems to have little aroma, yet after the leaves are harvested, the oils concentrate and start emitting their unique tarragon smell. The wild tarragon is not as fragrant, while the Russian tarragon is mild too.