Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
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Ferrula communis - Giant fennel
This spectacular giant from the Mediterranean has dark green feathery leaves, divided many times into delicate, feathery segments.
The enormous flower-heads contain countless tiny, bright yellow flowers in early summer. It makes an enormous hardy tuber in time, and can make a spectacular addition to a wildlife garden, border, or shrubbery,