Anise

Umbelli/em. An aromatic condimental and medicinal herb (Pimpinélla Anisum, Linn.) of the Ori ent. It is an annual, and is easily grown from seeds in any warm and mellow soil. The seeds are commonly sown where the plants are to stand. The seeds are used in medicine and in cookery, and for flavoring liquors. They yield a highly perfumed essential oil. They are mostly grown in Mediterranean countries. The leaves are also used as seasoning and garnishing. The plant reaches a height of 2 l't., bears twice-pinnate lvs. and small yel lowish white fls. in large, loose umbels. The seeds are oblong and curved, ribbed on the convex side, grayish,