Agastache foeniculum

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Agastache foeniculum

Category Perennial, Groundcover
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Angiospermae
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Agastache
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Aden Earth Zone

6 - 20

Cultivation

Characteristics

About

Agastache foeniculumblue giant hyssop ) is a species of Perennial plant in the Mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and northern North America.
Anise hyssop is in the same family as hyssop (the mint family Lamiaceae), but they are not closely related. Hyssop (Hyssopus) is a genus of about 10-12 species of herbaceous or semi-woody plants native from the east Mediterranean to central Asia.



Uses


Anise hyssop was used medicinally by Native Americans for cough, fevers, wounds, diarrhea. The soft, anise-scented leaves are used as a seasoning, as a tea, and in potpourri. The purple flower spike is favored by bees who make a light fragrant honey from the nectar. <ref name="Herbs">["Herbs" ; Smithsonian Handbook - Lesley Bremness]</ref>


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