Dill, also known as Anethum graveolens, is a plant native to the Mediterranean and southern Russia. The fresh and dried leaves of the plant are used to flavor foods, as a spice, and as a natural remedy for infant colic. Dill grows to 40 to 60 cm (16 to 24 in. ) And can be a perennial or annual herb, depending on where it is grown. The plant is distinguished by its slender stems and delicate leaves topped with tiny white to yellow flowers, appearing in small umbels.