(Foeniculum vulgare dulce var. Rubrum) This decorative fennel has beautiful lacy bronze leaves. Useful as an ornamental as well as a culinary sweet fennel. Can be used as a carminative to relieve flatulence and colic while stimulating digestion. It is also anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and is similar to anise in calming bronchial coughs. It has estrogenic activity and stimulates milk flow in nursing mothers.