Catalan common name : Fonoll marí.
Spanish common name : Hinojo marino.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Dragonera. Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Some regions
Flowering time : January. June. July. August. September. October. November. December.
Life-forms : Chameophyte.
Habitat : Coastal zones.
Uses and properties : Aromatic. Edible or foodstuffs.
Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A plant that lives in the littoral zones, very close to the sea. A woody species with divided leaves en lanceolated segments, are succulent and a clear green in colour. The entire plant has a very characteristic aroma. The flowers are greenish yellow in colour and form umbels with large peduncles.
Observations : The popular name makes reference to the aroma of the plant, which is vaguely that of fornoll. In Mallorca, the plant is collected and preserved in vinegar for consumption.