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Foeniculum vulgare

Fenouil
Fennel

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

umbel 40-80 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

2.5 m

Description

Perennial, with erect smooth, greenish-blue stems, which become hollow with age.

Roadsides, riverbanks, ditches, cultivated and fallow ground.

Flowers

The flowers are tiny, arranged in flattish umbels, 12-30 rays on short stalks.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided, greenish-blue.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: a dry seed that splits open on maturity, oblong, grooved, aromatic, 4-8 mm.

Edible

Branches, leaves and seeds: all have an aromatic, aniseed scent and flavour, used extensively in cooking.

Medical

Seeds: for digestive problems and insufficient lactation.
Roots: for urinary tract disorders.

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