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Image of Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Foeniculum vulgare

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family:  Apiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Apiales
Chilean Name:  Hinojo
English Name:  Fennel
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0115
About 1 Foeniculum in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 105 Apiaceae in Chile and 45 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Edible plant   Fodder plant   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Foreign    Very Frequent

Height: 2 m.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Foeniculum vulgare

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Foeniculum vulgare

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Foeniculum vulgare

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Edible plant
Fodder plant

 

 

 

Image of Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Foeniculum vulgare

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (2) of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. available here

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