Bużbież. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Wild fennel is found throughout the Maltese islands. Some varieties grow several meters in length. They smell amazing, just like the edible variety whose seeds go so well with roast potatoes. Regular readers of this blog will have seen a number of photos of fennel over the years, usually when they’re flowering. This time, I focused on the collection of fruits in the flower-head (after the petals have fallen off of course). I was particularly intrigued by the translucency of the fruit when backlit by the afternoon sun, with the seed itself blocking the light in the middle.

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