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Sea Celery

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Kevin Sparrow
Apium prostratum ssp. prostratum

A biennial or perennial trailing herb with broad or narrow divided leaves, similar to the common celery plant. It has very small white to pink flowers in November to January and requires well drained soil ins a sunny to dappled shade position. It is considered a bush food and was used as a celery substitute by the early European settlers. 

Type: 
Perennial herb
Height: 
0 - 0.5m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Acidic Soils
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/Qld/SA/Tas/WA
Bush Tucker Plant: 
Yes

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