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(Apium filiforme)

A. prostratum filiforme. Petroselinum filiforme.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Apium filiforme

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves and stems – raw or cooked[173]. They are used as a flavouring in soups etc. A parsley flavour, they are quite pleasant raw[173].

    The seed is used as a flavouring[173].

  • Cautionary Notes

    Skin contact with the sap is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people[218].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination can take a month or longer. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. Plants probably prefer a rich moist soil with some shade in the summer. This species is sometimes known as A. prostratum filiforme, but most botanists now separate it from A. prostratum and recognize it as a distinct species, A. filiforme[44].
New Zealand.

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