Florence Fennel

Florence fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. The stems are thick, and it has an abundance of feathery leaves that are often discarded by gardeners and cooks. These aniseed flavoured leaves are enjoyed by rabbits. Florence fennel is easy to grow although it prefers full sun and a well-drained, rich soil.