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Fennel is a herbaceous plant (Foeniculum vulgare) that belongs to the carrot family. It is a highly aromatic and flavourful herb that is used extensively in cooking.
The plant has a bulb-like base with long green stalks and feathery leaves. The seeds of the fennel plant are often used as a spice, and have a warm, slightly sweet and anise-like flavour. Fennel is also rich in vitamins and minerals, and has several potential health benefits, such as aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and improving respiratory health.
Fennel is a relatively easy herb to grow in Perth.