Mignonette, a genus of about 60 annual or perennial herbs, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. The name is French, meaning little darling. The common mignonette grows to a height of 15 inches (38 cm). It has spikes of tiny, fragrant, greenish-yellow or whitish flowers. The fruit is a capsule. The plant is cultivated for its oil, used in making perfumes.
The common mignonette is Reseda odorata of the mignonette family, Resedaceae.The mignonette has a low, bushy mass of smooth leaves.