erba di San Pietro

rock samphire or balsam herb

Rock Samphire (Crithmum maritimum)

Two entirely different herbs.

In Liguria, it's crithmum maritimum, or rock samphire, better known as finocchio marino. A good garnish for seafood.

Tanacetum balsamita

Elsewhere, it's a minty, slightly bitter herb, tanacetum balsamita, also known as balsamita or menta romana. In English, costmary or balsam herb.

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