Common Name: Island Celery
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.
Southeastern Australia - Victoria, Tasmania.
Usually by the coast, often growing amongst granite boulders.
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.
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[
]. The leaves can also be eaten raw but have a very strong flavour[