Fennel, larval food plant for Eastern Black and Anise Swallowtail caterpillars..
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes egg and empty eggshell on a fennel plant.
Botanical Name: Foeniculum sp.
Common Names: Fennel; Florence - Fennel; Bronze
Plant type: Perennial tender herb
Light: Sun, light shade, shade
Size: Florence fennel; grows to 4 feet into a bushy beautiful beautiful green plant.
Bronze fennel; grows to 4 feet into a bushy beautiful bronze plant.
Zones: 4 - 9
Soil: Grows best in rich moist soil
Note: Host or larval food plant for the Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
butterfly and the Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon