Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

 
  • Family : APIACEAE
    (CARROT or CORIANDER or PARSLEY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
  • Common name : Fennel, Sweet fennel
  • Vernacular name : Saunf (Hindi); Sompu (Kannada); Sopu, Kaattu seeragam (Tamil); Pan mohari, Pan madhuri, Mauri, Pan muhori (Oria); Badishep (Marathi); Perumjeeraka, Perinceerakam (Malayalam); Sompu, Pedda jilakar (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated, often found as an escape.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-June
  • Native : Mediterranean
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Foeniculum vulgare. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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