Apium graveolens L., Sp. Pl. 264 1753 (Syn: Apium celleri Gaertn. ….);


fruits and vegetables week Apium graveolens german name Sellerie:
Apium graveolens
german name Sellerie, used in soups. allong with carrots, and Porree (Allium porrum),


Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Week: Apium graveolens from Dakpathar:
Apium graveolens from Dakpathar

Here is mine from Delhi University Flower Show.

Sir is this used as vegetable anywhere. Here in panipat a common wild plant

Apium graveolens is a common wild plant in wet places. The cultivated celery (petioles and leaves as vegetable) and celeriac (root vegetable) were formerly recognised as var. dulce, but now relegated to synonymy of A. graveolens.


Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Week: Apium graveolens from California, Celery and Celeriac: Apium graveolens photographed from California stores. Leaf stalks are sold as celery where as the fleshy underground roots as celeriac.


Apiaceae for Id from Panipat: 14 images.
Apiaceae member was captured from the bank of a water channel, near DAV Public School Thermal Colony, Panipat. Kindly help to Identify. can this be a Heracleum species?

I think Apium graveolens, the Celery

I think you somehow overlooked the insect on the inflorescence, it is honeybee),


Apiaceae Fortnight: Apium graveolens from California, Celery and Celeriac-GSJUNE08/14 : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments(3)
Apium graveolens photographed from California stores.

Leaf stalks are sold as celery where as the fleshy underground roots as

Very nice to see, …
did you buy the roots and eat stew or something? How did you like it… if not next time do…
Celery and celriac are grown separately and are different…
the celery stalks have to be grown in blanching mounds so they remain green/light and juicy..
its also a different variety : Celery : Apium graveolens var. dulce.
Its medicinal properties for kidney health is unrivaled.

on the other hand develops very thin stalks and very intense taste ,
almost burns the tongue when you first chew on them ( i have..grown them
and eaten them, to my regret)…
but he root is wonderful  to cook and eat, just like turnips.
it does not require mounding of soil.
its name is Celeriac: Apium graveolens var. rapaceum.
The seeds are sold separately

some organic gardeners in India have planted the celeriac with mistaken
belief that they are planting Celery stalk…  and they try to sell and
fail to sell again .. the stalks…  not knowing that there is treasure
awaiting them underground.
I have been trying to teach them the difference,   …some are delighted that they have a treasure on hand.
others just uproot the haul and say never!!!
my loss…

Yes … I had recorded this in my last trip, but perhaps not updated my Apiaceae folder. Here it is
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But my third photograph in the original is definitely different. Can you please comment on this … please.

I am uploading both so that you can comment better, first with rounded roots clicked in 2010 and second in 2014, both labelled as
Celery root.
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I get the feeling that mine with slender roots, labelled in stores as Celery root, may actually be Parsely root.
It is getting me confused. Net shows both var. dulce and var. rapaceum with rounded rough roots.

Perhaps clue may be here

In quick succession you have clarified stuff below. and my response is also below

the first on the left is celeriac, one can see the flat stacks
the right some root that has the tough brown ring, perhaps the second year growth, of parsley or some such
i cant tell from the picture
if i was in that predicament in the store
i would buy the one that showed a slightest green bud, stalk leaf on
the top and take it home and plant in wet sand and water it
in just a few days in the summer or indoor heated rooms in winter, on a sunny windowsill…
it would sprout and voila i would have my answers
many people also like to get “homegrown” leaves …. a second harvest that way…
parsley, celery and green onions are favorites of these frugal gourmands…

your last one tells the tale
the parsley grown for roots is a bit different the one on the left above is that category.
Roots are good for many gut problem,  skin them and use in soups
Parsley roots for parsley grown for leaves is skinny compared to the root above.
Celeriac roots are round surfaced all wrinkled/deformed and tough to skin out, but worth the effort
secret to knowing for sure is to look at the tops
celeriac tops are very dark tough/fibrous stalks that one can hardly cut well, let alone eat as crunchy snack.
Parley roots are usually small, as in your last link
but some farms have these gigantic things, that health conscious consumers do not buy.
One secret to knowing for sure is to bring one of each home and plant them
in moist sandy soil, they invariably sprout a second set of leaves/stalks.

ANJUN01/03 Apiaceae Fortnight: Please identify (Churdhar Trip 03) : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Family: Apiaceae
Date: 23rd May 2015
Place: Renuka Ji, Himachal Pradesh

Habit: Herb
Height of plant: 2.5-3 feet.

Probably a case of Apium graveolens escaped..


Apiaceae Fortnight (June 2015):: Apium graveolens from Panipat:: NS-23/23 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
This was recorded from margins of a water channel in Panipat..
I hope this is Apium graveolens

Apiaceae Fortnight (June 2015):: Apium graveolens from Nauni:: NS-24/24 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Sharing the pics from Herbal Garden of Dr. YS Parmar UHF, Nauni..
I hope this is right to label as Apium graveolens..

Apium graveolens L. (accepted name) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 5 May 2017
Altitude: 4400 ft. 
Nepali Names : अजमोदा Ajamodaa  / जंगली ज्वानो Jangalee Jwaano

Very well captured with detailed images.


Please identify this Apiaceae sp.
Date/Time-21/4/2007- 09 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb (in aquatic/marshy habitat)
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- White,
Local ethnic communities consume the leaves as greens.

Could it be some species of Heracleum?