Taxon: Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

Genus: Foeniculum
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
      Tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 300219
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Foeniculum no. 1. 1768
Name Verified on: 19-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jul-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 96 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Azores
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image