Authentic Wisconsin.  Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum


Anise Hyssop on bikepath behind Gregory Street in Madison, Wisconsin on September 9, 2018.


Above: Anise Hyssop on bikepath behind Gregory Street in Madison, Wisconsin (9/12/18).


Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop is a native plant that grows 1'-3' tall. It grows in prairies, dry upland forested areas, plains and fields. It is considered one of the premier plants for feeding pollinators.

Anise Hyssop has blue flowers in a dense whorl that forms a cylindrical spike that can be up to 8" long. The plant has opposing fragrant leaves that are oval in shape and coarsely toothed.

Other names: Blue Giant Hyssop, Fragrant Giant Hyssop, Lavender Giant Hyssop, Lavender Hyssop.

For more information on the Anise Hyssop, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Anise Hyssop.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Master Gardener Program website page about Anise Hyssop.



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Anise Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum


Anise Hyssop on bikepath behind Gregory Street in Madison, Wisconsin on September 9, 2018.


Above: Anise Hyssop on bikepath behind Gregory Street in Madison, Wisconsin on September 9, 2018.


Anise Hyssop specimen collected in Douglas County by Lake Minnesuing on July 16, 2015.


Above: Anise Hyssop specimen collected in Douglas County by Lake Minnesuing on July 16, 2015.



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