• Common name : Fennel
• Scientific name : Foeniculumvulgare
• Family : Apiaceae
• Native land : Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region
Fennel is a biennial, hardy, perennial–umbelliferous herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It grows to a height of up to 2.5 metres with hollow stems. The leaves are finely dissected. The flowers are produced in terminal compound umbels. The fruit is a dry seed about 4-10 mm long. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb with culinary and medicinal uses. In aroma, fennel seeds are like anise and are used as flavouring in baked goods, meat and fish dishes, ice cream, alcoholic beverages and herb mixtures.