Fennel is a pleasant smelling herb and has yellow flowers. The seeds from this herb are harvested and dried for use in cooking.The end of the plant has a bulb which is very popularly used as a vegetable.
Go for fennel plants which are white and smooth. Avoid too large and old plants.
Fennel may cause allergic reaction in people who are allergic to plants like celery and mugwort. It may increase the risk of bleeding disorders.(2)
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