Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's a jungle out there

Fennel grows well around here and is probably considered a weed (genus Foeniculum) A close variety produces an aromatic anise-flavoured spice and the leaves, seeds and broad lower stems can be eaten. Finocchio is a Mediterranean term.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is another flowering plant that smells like liquorice (Wikipedia)

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