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Foeniculum vulgare
Fennel
Family:
Umbelliferae

Origin:
Mediterranean

Type:
perennial

Flowering/Fruiting:

Uses/Part used:
seeds, leaf

Catchtail Comments:
Delicious in salads and with the egg dishes that Djubaya makes so well.
We love having a wide variety of umbels on the property as a natural pest control. Umbeliferous flowers attract small wasps (as pollinators) which lay their eggs on the larva of fruit 'pest', so that they can eat them when they hatch. For us this means...less bigs eating our fruit! And we don't have to use noxious substances, just have more flowers!

Links:
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/f/fennel01.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/factsheets/FENNEL.html

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