|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2011-05-18|
|Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-03-27 15:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|It's amazing how the fennel hold the water drops, giving us the oportunity to take this kind of pictures.|
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fennel in flower
Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Species: F. vulgare
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a plant species in the genus Foeniculum (treated as the sole species in the genus by most botanists). It is a member of the family Apiaceae (formerly the Umbelliferae). It is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean, but has become widely naturalised in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.
It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.
Fennel is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the mouse moth and the anise swallowtail.
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