Fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet, adding a refreshing contribution to whatever dish you are preparing. Be sure to add this to your selection of fresh vegetables from the autumn through early spring when it is readily available and at its best. Fennel is composed of a white or pale green bulb from which closely superimposed stalks are arranged. The stalks are topped with feathery green leaves near which flowers grow and produce fennel seeds. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible. Fennel belongs to the Umbellifereae family and is therefore closely related to parsley, carrots, dill and coriander.
Plant 2 (left): California Lilac
The flower of this plant is very soapy. The instructor took some of the flowers in started rubbing them in her hands and voila, there formed a soapy foam. Another name for them is