|Screenshot of Wikiherbia web page on "anise / Pimpinella Anisum", by BotanicalAccuracy.com|
The herb anise (Pimpinella anisum) is featured in wikiherbia, but not only is the Latin name wrongly formatted, but the associated image is of another species, star anise (Illicium verum). The photo on the web page shows the fruit of star anise. The text is fully focused on anise, not star anise.
Anise and star anise are unrelated plants with different chemical profiles, with the only similarity being that they both have a compound that gives a taste that is somewhat similar to licorice Anise is a temperate plant in the parsley family (Apiaceae), and star anise is a subtropical/tropical shrub in the family Schisandraceae.
|anise, Pimpinella anisum|
Public domain image, from Köhler (1887), Wikimedia
|star anise, Illicium verum|
Public domain image, from Köhler (1897), Wikimedia
Star anise is used for the commercial production of the anti-viral medicine Tamiflu and in Asian cooking, whereas anise is mostly used in European cooking and herbal medicine.