Rosemary is an aromatic herb that smells similar to pine. Rosemary is a plant in the mint family, but its short needles and wood-like stems resemble a pine tree. The rosemary plant is a perennial evergreen that grows in bushes and can tolerate harsh conditions.
Rosemary is a popular herb for seasoning food. Use it sparingly in food because the flavor can be quite potent. It can be used dried or fresh. Because of its tough needles, rosemary is usually chopped or crushed before being put in food. Sprigs of rosemary can also be used for flavor, but they should be removed before serving the food.