Mitsuba or Japanese Parsley
(Cryptotaenia japonica) This delicate and refreshing Japanese herb is easy to grow. It loves shade; it can be grown in full to part shade and is perfect for low-light spaces in the garden. This savory little parsley family member is also popular in Chinese cuisine and is reminiscent of its cousins, parsley and cilantro. It is typically used raw, sprinkled atop a meal to give it the perfect final touch. The leaves, stems, roots and seeds are all edible and excellent in stir fries, soups, salads and other Asian-inspired dishes. The plants are similar to parsley in their growth habit. Prefers cooler spring and fall weather.