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Useful Temperate Plants

Apium insulare

P.S.Short

Apiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Island Celery

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General Information

Apium insulare is an erect, biennial plant growing around 20cm tall.
The plant is probably harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeastern Australia - Victoria, Tasmania.

Habitat

Usually by the coast, often growing amongst granite boulders.

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitBiennial
Height0.20 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Apium insulare is found mainly near coastal areas of South Australia and Tasmania. Although a biennial it should at least succeed outdoors as a spring-sown annual in the warmer parts of the temperate zone.

Edible Uses

The leaves are likely to be used in the same way as Apium prostratum. These uses are:-
Leaves - a salty taste, it is used as a flavouring in soups etc or as a garnish in a similar way to parsley[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
]. The leaves can also be eaten raw but have a very strong flavour[
193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


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