Fennel is a relation of celery which flowers in summer and is a relation of sweet cumin, which name it is given in some languages. When young it has an appearance rather similar to dill, but when crushed, the leaves give off the familiar anise scent of fennel. The flowers are yellow, umbelliferous and produce elongated aromatic seeds. It should not be grown close to dill as they will hybridise and produce useless seedlings. The seeds are excellent with fish and with pork.