Foeniculum vulgare

Scientific name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Botanical family: APIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • anni

Dominican Republic:

  • hinojo

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Erect perennial, glabrous branched herb up to 2 m tall. Leaves alternate with swollen sheaths 3-10 cm long, pale-edged and three or four times pinnatisect, forming fine thread-like segments; inflorescence in terminal umbels 12 cm diameter, flowers yellow 1-2 mm in diameter; fruit ovoid 5-6 mm long, greenish-brown with prominent ridges.

This species is frequently confused with Anethum graveolens, in spite of the fact that the latter has a shorter petiolar sheath and its fruit features tightly winged ribs, the two side ribs being broader.








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