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 Pimpinella anisum subsp. var.  Anise
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Anise or Aniseed, less commonly anís (stressed on the second syllable) (Pimpinella anisum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwest Asia. It is a herbaceous annual plant growing to 1m tall. The leaves at the base of the plant are simple, 2-5 cm long and shallowly lobed, while leaves higher on the stems are feathery pinnate, divided into numerous leaflets. The flowers are white, 3 mm diameter, produced in dense umbels. The fruit is an oblong dry schizocarp, 3-5 mm long.

Pimpinella species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including the lime-speck pug and wormwood pug.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Anise. Umbelliferae. An aromatic condimental and medicinal herb.

Anise (Pimpinella Anisum, Linn.) is an annual, easily grown from seeds in any warm and mellow soil. The seeds are commonly sown where the plants are to stand, and the plant matures rapidly. The seeds are used in medicine and in cookery, and for flavoring liquors; they yield a highly perfumed essential oil; they arc mostly grown in Mediterranean countries. The Lvs. are also used as seasoning and garnishing. The plant reaches a height of 2 ft. or less, bears twice-pinnate Lvs. and small yellowish white fls. in large, loose umbels. The seeds are oblong and curved, ribbed on the convex side, grayish, the size of caraway seed. In common with all umbelliferous seed, anise seed does not retain its vitality long, the normal longevity being 1-3 years. Native from Greece to Egypt.

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