With the whole plant being aromatic, sweet cicely has a musky, attractive aroma with hints of lovage and anise; the flavor has a pleasing sweetness and tends more to anise with a note of celery.
Scented Geranium has hundreds of varieties, including smelling like apple or citrus fruits, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg or mint, roses or pine. Rose- and lemon-scented plants are best for cooking
Salad burnet has a mild, lightly bitter flavor similar of cucumber with a hint of nuttiness and is not aromatic. The old leaves are best cooked because they become bitter.
Although it may have little aroma, Purslane’s fleshy leaves and stems have a refreshing, lightly zesty, lemony taste and a crunchy, luscious texture.
Sweetly yet strongly aromatic, Green perilla has hints of cinnamon, cumin, citrus, and anise basil, and a pleasant warmth on the palate. Red perilla has a more mellow flavor and is less aromatic. It is faintly aged and woody with cumin, cilantro, and cinnamon overtones.
With a tangy and pungent taste, Parsley has a slightly spicy aroma with hints of lemon and a light peppery note. Flat-leaf parsley has a more distinctive and tenacious flavor and texture than curly parsley but similarly bring out the flavors of other seasonings.
Orach leaves have a mild, spinach-like flavor, but is not aromatic, which contrasts well with more piquant salad herbs.
All elements of the plant are aromatic. Myrtle leaves are slightly adherent with a sweet, orange-blossom note; they taste astringent. The berries are sweet with hints of juniper, allspice, and rosemary. The flowers have a more delicate scent.
MItsuba has very little aroma but makes up for it with a distinctive and agreeable taste, showing elements of chervil, angelica, and celery, with something astringency of sorrel and a hint of clove.
Miner’s lettuce is mild and not aromatic but has a clean, refreshing flavor.
Pot marigolds have a sweet aroma, French marigolds a distinct muskiness with hints of light citrus. Fresh marigold petals have an aromatic bitterness and earthy taste, with the leaves being slightly peppery.
With a slightly stronger flavor of cucumber and soft aroma, Borage is fresh-tasting with a modest saltiness.