Foeniculum vulgare or Fennel. An upright, branching perennial that is typically grown in vegetable and herb gardens for its anise-flavoured foliage and seeds, both of which are commonly harvested for use in cooking. It somewhat resembles a very large dill plant.
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. May be grown from seed that is sown directly in the garden in spring. Freely self-seeds in the garden. Remove spent flowering stems before seed is produced to avoid any unwanted self-seeding.