Fennel

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Above the lower plants it towers, The Fennel with its yellow flowers; And in an earlier age than ours Was gifted with the wondrous powers Lost vision to retore. It gave new strength and fearless mood; And gladiators, fierce and rude Mingled it with their daily food; And he who battled and subdued, A wreath of fennel wore. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow–“The Goblet of Life”    One of the nine sacred herbs of Anglo-Saxons, fennel has been an important herb through the ages. Description This tall growing perennial (over 2m) with its blue-green feathery haze (or purple-bronze in the case of bronze fennel, F. vulgareRead More →