Chervil Also Known AsGarden Chervil, French Herb, French Parsely.Chervil is a mildly flavored French herb, grown annually, looking like parsley.Being a member of the carrot family, chervil leaves resemble carrot tops. Its leaves are curly and trippinate, light green colored, opposite and the subdivided leaflets are oppositely placed.. It is considered as a warm herb. It is more delicate than parsley and has a faint taste like that of licorice. It has a lemon-anise flavor, which is lost on prolonged cooking.