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Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (tentative)

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (tentative)

Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. I'm on vacation today. – Daniel

Thank you to Jacki of Oregon, aka jacki-dee@Flickr for today's photograph (original | BPotD Flickr Group Pool).

Read more about fennel via Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages.

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Foeniculum vulgare - Z5 - RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
Foeniculum vulgare - Z4-9 - A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

Daniel - thanks a million for that link to Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages - it's fascinating stuff!

"Already a serious problem in California, common fennel has been colonizing in Oregon and western Washington. It is being listed because there is concern that it could invade our few remaining grasslands."

http://www.nwcb.wa.gov/weed_list/weed_listings_07/fennel_listing.htm

mmm... fennel

But I'm confused about the actual structure this photo is focusing on. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Emerging leaf.

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