— Mint family, Eastern North Africa —
Butterflies and bees love this plant, and so do people! Anise hyssop is named for its licorice-like scent. Used for tea by early Native Americans, it is also delicious in jellies and even cookies. The Latin word foeniculum refers to fennel, which is another culinary herb.
Touch the leaves and smell your fingers. Do you detect a hint of anise, licorice, or fennel?
Erected 2019 by Smithsonian Institution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans.
Location. 38° 53.453′ N, 77° 1.849′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Madison Drive Northwest just east of 14th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blazing star (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Mushrooms Help Us (about 300 feet away); Renovating the Fountain
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.