Herb of 2016: Pepper

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Description: Peppers are native to the Americas and have been cultivated for thousands of years.

Piquant peppers are spicy, commonly called chili peppers. Milder peppers are called red peppers, green peppers, or bell peppers. Paprika is made from dried chili pepper fruits.
Family: Solanaceae
: Capsicum
Bell peppers
2015's Herb of the Year was Savory
2014's Herb of the Year was Artemisia
2013's Herb of the Year was Elder