Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tall biennial, perennial, or sometimes annual herbs, glabrous. Leaves 3–4-pinnate, segments filiform; petiole hollow, sheathing at base. Inflorescence a compound umbel; bracts and bracteoles usually absent. Flowers bisexual; sepals forming a thickened rim at ovary apex; petals oblong to obovate, apex inrolled inwards; nectary conical. Fruit slightly compressed laterally; mericarps with 5 prominent and equal ribs; carpophore bifid.

5 species, from the Mediterranean region through Europe to western Asia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Foeniculum
Subordinate taxa