Anise is also known as aniseed, pimpinel seed, and sweet cumin.
Anise has feathery leaves and flat white flower heads, followed by
fruits and then small aromatic brown seeds. It is perennial plant and
related to caraway, dill, cumin and fennel.
Aniseed can be grown in a sunny sheltered area, and it may reach to near about 45 cm high. This plant puts forth tiny flowers in summer and its seeds can be gathered in the autumn.
Seeds of anise herb are grey-brown color, oval and slightly ridged and measure from 2 to 4mm in length.