Anise is native to the Mediterranean region, particularly Egypt, Greece, and Asia Minor. It spread to Tuscany under Roman cultivation and then into central Europe during the Middle Ages, also under cultivation. By the mid sixteenth century it was being cultivated as far north as England. It is no longer known from any truly wild habitats and is now cultivated throughout the world, notably India and South America.
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- Plants for a Future. (2012) Pimpinella anisum - L. Retrieved from the Plants for a Future website: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Pimpinella+anisum.
- USDA. (2012). PLANTS Profile: Pimpinella anisum L.: anise burnet saxifrage. Retrieved from the USDA's Plants Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PIAN3.
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