Friday, October 17, 2014

flowers of anise hyssop

The leaves and tiny lavender-blue flowers of anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) smell and taste of anise, but its square stems and opposite leaves tell you it belongs to a different family entirely, the Lamiaceae (Labiatae), or mint family. The leaves look a bit like catnip, another mint-family member, but larger. Herb lovers claim it as a culinary herb,

1 comment:

  1. Lovely shot of this striking flower.
    Many thanks for linking through to Floral Friday Fotos!