Anise has a thin, weakly branched root, which penetrates into the soil to a depth of 50-60 cm. The stem is straight, rounded with grooves, branching at the top. The total height of the plant is 30-70 centimeters. Basal leaves of anise - round-heart-shaped, middle - wedge-shaped, dissected with short petioles, the upper leaves are three-parted and without petioles. The flowers of anise are small, white or pink, gathered in complex umbrellas with 6-16 rays. It blooms in June - July, the fruits ripen in August. The fruit is an ovoid dicotyledon with weakly separated ribs, has a length of 3-4 millimeters and a diameter of 1.5-2.5 millimeters. Ripe fruits have a gray-green color and easily crack into two halves. The weight of 1000 seeds is only 3.5-5 grams.