anise hyssop


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anise hyssop

n.
A North American perennial herb (Agastache foeniculum) in the mint family, having spikes of violet-blue flowers and aromatic leaves sometimes used for tea.

[Probably from the fragrance of its seeds.]
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Noun1.anise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennelanise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennel
giant hyssop - any of a number of aromatic plants of the genus Agastache
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Try other herbs too, such as fennel, dill, parsley, anise hyssop, chives and lovage.
Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is rewarding not only on account of its soft blue flowers, but also because of its licorice fragrance, which makes it an appropriate subject for an herb garden.
Put 1/4 Cup fresh nutmeg geranium leaves and 3 fresh anise hyssop flowers in a heatproof container.