Anise is always grown in our gardens, they not only have attractive foliage but their seeds are harvested in our kitchens for soups, spreads, salad dressings, cakes, and cookies. Seeds and leaves carry a sweet, licorice-like flavor, make a comforting tea, or a tasty breath freshener. Many use Anise as a treatment for sore throats, indigestion, and flatulence. Anise essential oil is used to flavor licorice candy. Try the feathery leaves fresh in salads and soups. Umbrella-like clusters of tiny white flowers bloom in July, attract butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects. Seed heads attract birds.