Anethum Graveolens: Commonly known as Dill. Origin: A native of the Mediterranean region and south of Russia, it grows wild among the corn in Spain and Portugal and upon the coast of Italy. Appearance: Related to Fennel, dill is also a fern-like herb with feathery leaves which stand on sheathing-foot stalks. Taste: Dill has a tangy citrus and parsley flavor with a very robust, strong scent of anise.