It is a two-year culture plant whose roots are eaten as vegetables. The Havutun homeland is Central Europe. It is found wild in Europe, North Africa and Asia. Even if it is also found in our country, it is not a culture-borne feature. The plant is 1 to 5 m in length, with little branches, split leaves. The flowers are gathered in the small, whitish-colored umbrella that opens in summer.
In the favorable soil, the main root can go down to a depth of one meter. The fleshy roots in the form of a pile of leeches have come to fruition through culture. The outer part of the windshield is light yellow-orange with the crust part. Roots are different shapes and sizes due to different types of fruit. The interior, which is dark yellowish-orange in color, is usually made from parenchymatic cells, although this corresponds to wood texture.