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The volatile chemical that creates the typical aroma of anise—as well as of fennel, star anise, the Central American pepper relative Piper marginatum, and the herb sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata—is called trans anethole.
Herb gatherers sometimes mistake the wild Cicely (_Myrrhis odorata_) for the Hemlock; but this Cicely has a furrowed stem without spots, and is hairy, with a highly aromatic flavour.
Popping up, too, are various cow-parsley relations, smoky-leafed Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' as well as other umbellifers: luminously lime-green-flowered Smyrnium perfoliatum and a spreading, maturing shade- and drought-tolerant colony of perennial sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata.