species of plant, fennel (for the herb use Q104005460)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a kind of herb. It is native to the Mediterranean and some parts of Asia. Its bulb, leaves, and seeds may be eaten. Dried fennel seeds are used as a spice for flavoring food. Fennel was used to make the spiced wine, claret, in the Middle Ages. Their flavor is like anise.
|Fennel in flower|