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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Apium graveolens

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 264 (1753). Celery.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Aromatic biennial, up to 100 cm high; stem solid, with ribs; leaves 1- (rarely 2-) pinnate; leaflets 3-5, ovate-cuneate to deltoid, to 3 cm long, more or less deeply 3-lobed and crenate-serrate.

Umbels sessile or subsessile, often leaf-opposed, with 4-12 unequal rays; involucre and involucel absent.

Fruit broad-ovoid, 1.5-2.5 mm long; mericarps with 5 slender whitish ribs.

Published illustration: Ross-Craig (1958) Drawings Brit. Pl. 12:t. 13; Zohary (1972) Flora Palaestina 2:t. 600; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 540.

Distribution:  Escaped from cultivation and naturalised in Australia.

S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, SE.   Native in Europe, mainly along the coast, also inland in saline places.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Jan. — April.


SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Uses: Cultivated in many cultivars; rootstock and petioles are eaten as vegetables, leaves are used as fine herbs in soups.

Author: Not yet available


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