I frequently buy bunches of flat-leaf parsley. Every now and then I find one or two stems of a different-looking plant included. Here is an image, with normal flat-leaf parsley on the left. I remember it having a grassy, plausibly parsley-like smell, but nothing strong.

Is this some variant of parsley, or a different plant altogether?

Parsley and ?

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    Does it smell like anything when you break a leaf? – Joe M Apr 18 '18 at 18:20
  • Does it taste like parsley? – moscafj Apr 18 '18 at 18:43

I believe your mystery plant is....parsley. This question was asked and answered here. It appears that the best explanation is a leaf variant on the common cultivar "Italian Giant". Having grown this cultivar in my home garden, I can attest to having personal experience with this leaf shape. Chop it up and use it as you would the rest of the parsley.

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