Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is not native to California and is considered an invasive plant species. However, it is an important host plant for Swallowtail butterflies. It is common along roadways and urban habitats in San Diego County.
have yellow flowers and its roots, leaves, and seeds have been used throughout
the world for cooking and medicinal purposes. It can be found in coastal sage scrub
and coastal succulent scrub regions in our county as well as northwestern Baja
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