Etymology: Foeniculum: a diminutive of the Latin word foenum, "hay," because of the smell
Plants: perennial forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = NI USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Purple Sage - Ethnobotanical Information: Detailed usage, preparation, and other helpful information Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"