Apium L.

Latin name for Parsley.

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves 1-3 times pinnate, the stalks slightly enlarged at the base or winged, sheathing. Flower clusters compound. Flowers white. Fruit ovoid and flattened, the surface with prominent ridges.

Grown as the edible celery.


Source of the commercial celery used in cooking and flavouring and the seed in celery salt and flavouring.

Expanded leaf bases and characteristic smell when crushed.

25 species from temperate and warm-climate regions, notably S America.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Apiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Apiaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Apium graveolens L.