Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 1 1768.
Common name: Fennel, Saunf
The commonly used spice looks similar to Anethum sowa but has more robust plant, thicker stems with lighter green colour and whitish bloom, thicker leaves, larger lighter yellow flowers and larger lighter green fruits.
Photographed from Botanical Garden of Khalsa College, Delhi. Please also see comparison photographs under Anethum sowa.
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