Dill is an annual that has been used as a medicinal and culinary herb for millennia. Both seeds and leaves are utilized and have a soft, sweet flavor. Leaves are finely divided and feathery looking, and when they are cut and dried are referred to as dill weed. Dill weed has a more mellow flavor than dill seeds. The yellow flowers occur in umbels and can be used for cutting. Certain swallowtail butterflies will use Dill as a host plant. Culinary uses: garnish, eggs, potatoes, pasta salads, fish, seafood, pickling, salad dressings and sauces. Popular in German, Russian and Scandinavian cuisines.