Herb: Wild Fennel
Latin name: Nigella arvensis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Edible parts of Wild Fennel:Seed - raw or cooked. It is normally used as a flavouring on cakes, bread etc.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Cornfields and dry hills on calcareous soils.
Propagation of Wild Fennel:Seed - sow spring or early autumn in situ. The autumn sowing might not be successful in harsh winters. Plants can be transplanted if necessary.
Cultivation of the herb:Cornfields and dry hills on calcareous soils.
Medicinal use of Wild Fennel:None known
Known hazards of Nigella arvensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.