This biennial herb is part of the Carrot family (Apiaceae) which explains why the leaves look like a carrot.
Since this is a biennial plant, the first year will be focused on foliage growth with minimal flowering (if any). The following Spring, foliage will emerge from a parsnip like root and will likely flower in the late Spring/early Summer months. flowers turn into seeds the following Spring for the plant to complete its life cycle and reward you with your own jar of Caraway seeds for the pantry. Caraway is typically used in breads and savory dishes to lend an earthy, mild anise flavor, but is also great for pickling.
Harvest seed heads when plump and light brown, hang to dry. Thresh to remove seeds. One plant produces around 5 tablespoons of seed.
This plant loves the sun but can do well in part sunlight. Caraway is used for companion planting since it has a strong fragrance it's great to plant with vegetables and herbs.