Aniseed scented plant

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Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210133Post zaxdog
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:25 pm

Hi All,

My OH and I were out gathering sloes today and noticed a plant that smell strongly of aniseed! It had furry leaves that seemed to be turning from green to a lilac colour! Any ideas what it might be and if it is edible? We live on the Isle of Lismore and this was in a boggy area.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210147Post snapdragon
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:46 pm

Feathery leaves? could be fennel
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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210151Post old tree man
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:14 pm

Definatly sounds like fennel, wich you can eat as it goes great with fish and if your lucky to get the seeds they are great for an upset stomach, nice find well done. :flower:
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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210153Post zaxdog
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Not feathery leaves, they are furry but the smell is really strong. Will try to post a pic!

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210210Post sheridand
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:08 am

It sounds like wormwood! But that generally grows in dry areas?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_absinthium

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210218Post oldjerry
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:12 pm

My money's on fennel,pullit up it should have a bulb.Dry the seeds add them to a savoury\water biscuit recipe,delicious and very good for you(classic Basilicatan stuff).

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210355Post zaxdog
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 pm

Had a look online at fennel and it's definatly not tha!

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Post: # 210382Post Hedgehogpie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:14 pm

Need pics! :)
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Post: # 210392Post zaxdog
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:58 pm

Going out tomorrow so will try for pics! Did identify red clover though so might get some for tea!

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210402Post frozenthunderbolt
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:42 am

I cant wait to mint out! I dont suppose you might have stumbled on some Lichorice?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquorice
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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210529Post jannie
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:36 am

I have found fennel. There is lots of it at an area where I usually pick blackberrys. I am glad I came across this thread as I didnt know what to do with it. Thank you.

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Re: Aniseed scented plant

Post: # 210613Post Shirley
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:37 pm

anise hyssop?
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