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Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8, 1. 1785. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c.; Hiroe, l.c.

Vern.: ‘Saunf'’.

  • Anethum foeniculum Linn.
  • Foeniculum officinale

    Plants up to 2 m tall, glabrous, glaucous. Stem striate. Leaves 3-4-pinnate; segments filiform, up to 4 cm long; leaf bases sheathing. Rays 5-30, 1-6 cm long. Carpophore divided to the base. Fruit oblong to ovoid, 3-5 mm long, glabrous.

    Type locality:? S. France.

    Distribution: A cosmopolitan species.

    Fennel is commonly cultivated from the plains to 2000 m and has a wide distribution. The leaves are used as a vegetable and the fruits as a spice and as a carminative.


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