Taxon  Report   3603    
Foeniculum vulgare  Mill.
Biscuit root,  Sweet fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Foeniculum vulgare
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Foeniculum vulgare
© 2015 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. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Foeniculum vulgare
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Foeniculum
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).