Fennel, Sweet Fennel
Finocchio comune, Finocchio selvatico, Finocchio femmina
Cosmopolitan in temperate climate areas
Fennel thrives in sunny and dry, stony and calcareous soils, near the sea, arid uncultivated and cultivated fields, orchards, and vineyards. It grows along roadsides and railways, channels and drains, rubbish dumps, Urban and periurban areas. Natural grasslands, shrublands, riverbanks and wetlands. (0 - 1000 m, in Italy).