Large fennel bulbOther names for Fennel are Aka Florence Fennel, or Sweet Anise. Fennel is not true anise, fennel is a member of the of the dill, carrot, parsley family. With a light green crispy bulb topped with what looks like celery tops with bright-green feathery leaves on the top. Fennel has a sweet, cleansing anise/licorice flavor, but much milder, especially when cooked. Popular in the Mediterranean area from ancient times to the present.