giant fennel


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giant fennel

n.
Any of various tall plants of the Eurasian genus Ferula of the parsley family, having hollow stems, finely divided foliage, and large yellow inflorescences, especially F. communis, whose sturdy dried stalks were used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to make walking sticks and thyrsi. Some giant fennel species are toxic and are noxious weeds on grazing grounds.
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draMatiC | giant fennel ferula communis with its massive yellow flower heads, as well as cultivated fennel.
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Crocosmia | |Dramatic giant fennel ferula communis with its massive yellow flower heads, as well as cultivated fennel