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Foeniculum vulgare

Common Name(s):
Bronze fennel, Fennel
Categories:
Edible Plants, Herbs
Comment:

Entire plant edible; seeds in sausage and baked goods; leaves used with fish, vegetables, cheese spreads, and soups.

Attracts bees and other beneficial insects, feeds caterpillars that morph into swallowtail butterflies.

Light:
Sun
Height:
4-5 ft.
Space:
4 to 12 in.
Hardiness:
Perennial
Tags:
bees, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 397

Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
Quinn Dombrowski, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Foeniculum vulgare Plant with flowers
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Foeniculum vulgare Dark, fine textured foliage
Lucy Bradley, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
John Tann, CC BY - 2.0
Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
Jon Sullivan, CC BY-NC-2.0
Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
Franco Folini, CC BY-SA - 4.0
Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
Lucy Bradley
Foeniculum vulgare Foeniculum vulgare
Cynthia Cheny, CC BY-NC-2.0