Fennel is a plant species with two main cultivar groups, bulbing fennel (also referred to as finocchio or "Florence fennel) and leaf fennel. Florence fennel plants are smaller than their leafy cousins. Their swollen leaf bases are eaten as a vegetable, both raw and cooked. The chances are good that you purchased the leafing variety, but time will be the best judge of that. In both cases, you can harvest the leaves and add them to salads and dressings. Photo credit: Civvinna
I bought an annual fennel plant. Is it the same plant which produces fennel bulbs, or is that a different type of fennel plant?
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