[Sca-cooks] OOP: Fennel Pollen

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sat Oct 20 17:03:04 PDT 2007

Wild fennel is usually one of several plants in genus Nigella.  Fennel 
refers to several different plants in genus Foeniculum.  Finocchio or sweet 
fennel, the one with the bulb and celery-like stalks is F. vulgare var. 


> Wild fennel is a weed in California, no wonder this is the Dernier Cri
> in Urtatim's part of the world.  Obtaining it is no big deal.  And
> shaking a bunch of blossoms over the plate is not difficult.  It's all
> the Power of Marketing.
> Another weed in California seems to be the Cardoon, which is making it
> difficult for me to purchase seeds through the mail.   The wild ones are
> mostly in the north while I'm in the south, drat it, and surely they
> don't get the water and loving care that I would give them anyway.  Alas.
> Selene

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