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Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:

Foeniculum vulgare

Common Name:



Noxious weed.


Humid-temperate regions, growing on a wide range of soil types (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It is restricted to areas of moderate rainfall or where irrigation run-off water is available, or to low-lying areas subject to flooding (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It occurs as a weed on roadsides, railway easements, channels and drains, rubbish dumps and neglected areas from which it occasionally encroaches onto more productive land (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Fennel invades dry coastal vegetation, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, riparian vegetation and rock outcrop vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Fennel flower head
Fennel flower head
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Fennel plants
Fennel plants
Photo: Mark Imhof

Related Links

Information on Fennel on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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