Fennel attracts many visitors

August 2, 2010 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

A family stops by the Maymont Herb Garden to admire the fennel and look for swallowtail butterfly larvae.   The larvae will feed on the leaves and seed heads without destroying or overtaking the plant.  Fennel (F. vulgare subsp. vulgare var. azoricum) has a flavor similar to anise and the seeds are used to flavor cookies, breads, sausages and added to sweet pickles.  The leaves make a nice addition to fish, meat and vegetable dishes.


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