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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) a herb, grown for its leaves and seeds, unlike the vegetable of this name grown for 'bulbs'. This plant is of Mediterranean origin, so it needs good drainage and full sun, as well as protection from hard winters placing mulch over crowns, although it is hardy perennial. It can reach 1.6 m in height, having light feathery leaves and yellow flower umbels. It is highly ornamental plant, could be treated as a specimen plant. The leaves are used to spice food, particularly fish. The seeds behave as antiseptic, used to make toothpaste, make tea that remedies cough and is good for urinary infections.

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