Agastache foeniculum flowers


Common names:- Anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Lamiales
Family:     Lamiaceae
Genus:     Agastache
Species:     A. foeniculum
Binomial name
Agastache foeniculum

Agastache foeniculum flowers


Agastache foeniculum flowers

Hyssop Anise 1


Anise hyssop was used medicinally  for cough, fevers, wounds, diarrhea.

The soft, anise-scented leaves are used as a seasoning, as a tea, in potpourri, and can be crumbled in salad.

It as a culinary herb, using the fresh or dried leaves in tea and crumbling the tangy flowers over fruit salad.

The leaves and flowers are edible, with a sweet lemony licorice flavor. Use the flowers to garnish and sweeten tea, flavor sugar, bread, and honey.