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Common Name: Bronze Fennel

Species Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Family Name: Apiaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Europe
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Larvae of swallowtail butterflies eat leaves



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 1.5-foot diameter, 4-foot height
    • Leaves: Leaves very finely cut almost hair-like, often bronze, anise flavored; used in cooking



Soil Preference Well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 5
Notes Anise flavored leaves used in cooking; attracts butterflies; var. azoricum has an edible swollen stem base


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