2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Wild Celery Overview
This plant produces finely divided, compound leaves held alternately on the stem. In late summer, small white flowers are produced in umbels. The species name, or specific epithet 'graveolens' means 'strong smelling'.
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How to harvest Wild Celery
From October to March. Cut the stems at the base and remove.
How to propagate Wild Celery
Sow indoors from December to march and outdoors from April to June.
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Other uses of Wild Celery
It has one of the highest potassium contents of the vegetables and can be eaten raw or cooked. The seeds are also used in cooking. Used in traditional medicine for reducing blood pressure, relieving indigestion, stimulating the uterus, as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic and aphrodisiac.
Stems are used in a multitude of recipes or can be eaten raw as a vegetable healthfood as it takes more calories to digest than is benefited from it.