Anise's birthdate is not given, though it was likely in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Anise married Gunnel Redfern, a direct descendent of Garnet Redfern, daughter of Hunter Redfern. They had one son, Alder, and one daughter, Madder. Through Alder - who became a Night World Elder - Anise is the grandmother of Ash, Rowan, Kestrel and Jade, whilst through Madder she is the grandmother of James Rasmussen. It can be assumed that Anise lived on one of the lamia enclaves and, being a woman, likely had little freedom or autonomy. It is unknown if she's still alive.
Anise, also called aniseed, is a flowering plant/herb native to the Mediterranean and southeast Asia, often used as flavouring in various foods, teas and even alcoholic beverages.
Clay is a rock substance often used in building or pottery. Therefore, both Anise's first name and maiden name are traditional lamia names.