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Anethum foeniculum, Anethum panmori, Anethum panmorium, Foeniculum capillaceum, Foeniculum foeniculum, Foeniculum officinale, Foeniculum panmorium, Ligusticum foeniculum, Meum foeniculum, Ozodia foeniculacea, Selinum foeniculum, Seseli foeniculum, Tenoria romana
In comparison with Anethum graveolens, it is larger and has many stalks.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.[+]
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.
Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the mouse moth and the anise swallowtail.
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