Taxon  Report   3603 
Foeniculum vulgare  Miller
Biscuit root,  Sweet fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Foeniculum vulgare
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Foeniculum vulgare
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Foeniculum vulgare, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Foeniculum vulgare
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Foeniculum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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PLANTS: Foeniculum foeniculum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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