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Herb Trivia Questions

  1. What is the better known name of the herb, mentha?
  2. What is the world's largest herb?
  3. Wild marjoram is also known as what?
  4. Which herb looks similar to fresh flat leaf parsley and is sometimes known as cilantro?
  5. What name is given to a bundle of herbs usually tied together with string and used to prepare stock, soup, and various stews?

  6. Which fresh herb is a main ingredient in pesto?
  7. What type of flavour does fennel have?
  8. What four herbs feature in the title of the 1966 studio album by Simon and Garfunkel?
  9. The name of which popular and versatile herb do you get if you take away the last letter, which is the letter 'a', from a port city located in northeast Spain?
  10. Which herb did the Romans refer as the "holy herb" and is the dominant seasoning flavour in Lincolnshire sausages?
  11. Which herb with the scientific name Allium schoenoprasum is one of the 'fines herbes of French cuisine'?
  12. Which herb with the scientific name Anethum graveolens is bright green in colour and commonly used in pickling mixtures and egg dishes?
  13. Which herbal remedy used for hundreds of years to treat mental health problems has the botanical name Hypericum perforatum?
  14. Which herbs name comes from "love-ache", ache being a medieval name for parsley?
  15. Thyme, basil, lemon balm, oregano, lavendar, rosemary and sage are all members of which family?
  16. Which herb that comes from the flowers of the Asteraceae plant family is often used to make tea?
  17. Which herb's needle-like leaves have a pronounced lemon-pine flavour which pairs well with roasted lamb?
  18. Which herb was the nickname of James Hazeldine's character in London's Burning and has the Latin name Laurus nobilis?
  19. Which herb is regarded as "The King of Herbs"?
  20. Which herb in the mint family with a sweet, slightly peppery flavour has a name which means "joy of the mountain" in Greek?


  1. Mint
  2. Banana tree
  3. Oregano
  4. Coriander
  5. Bouquet garni
  6. Basil
  7. Aniseed or liquorice flavour
  8. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  9. Tarragon (the Spanish city is Tarragona)
  10. Sage
  11. Chives
  12. Dill
  13. St John's wort
  14. Lovage
  15. Mint family

  16. Chamomile
  17. Rosemary
  18. Bay leaf
  19. Basil
  20. Oregano