Tarragon (artemisia dracunculus) is an aromatic herb with a slight licorice flavor. The main species is French tarragon, native to southern Europe and Asia but grows in most temperate climates worldwide. Russian tarragon is larger and stronger growing but offers little aroma and has no culinary use. French Tarragon is the distinctive flavor in Bernaise sauce and the flavor pairs well with meats, fish, poultry and even eggs.
This herb is easy to grow and makes a nice addition to your herb garden. Purchase small nursery plants in early spring and plant after the last frost. You can also grow tarragon in a sunny window.