*Foeniculum vulgare P. Miller. Phen: May-Aug; Aug-Sep. Hab: Fields, dredge spoil, old gardens, waste places, vacant lots, roadsides. Dist: Native of Mediterranean Europe. This is the common garden fennel, cultivated for its seeds, leaves, "bulbs" (finocchio), and ornamental appearance (especially bronze forms), widely used in Mediterranean cuisines.
Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa
Synonymy: = Bah, C, F, Fl7, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, MC, Meso4.1, Mi, Mo2, NcTx, NE, NY, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; = Foeniculum foeniculum (L.) H.Karst. – S; = n/a – Pa