Florence Fennel, a native of Italy, produces a bulb with a celery-like texture and anise-like taste. The hardy, perennial herb, part of the carrot family, also produces edible yellow flowers, feathery leaves with a dill-like flavor, and fennel seeds that can be used in cooking or as a snack. One of the smaller varieties of fennel, it grows to 1.5 feet. PER SIX PACK