Herb latin name: Apium filiforme
Synonyms: Apium prostratum filiforme, Petroselinum filiforme
Edible parts of Apium filiforme:Leaves and stems - raw or cooked. They are used as a flavouring in soups etc. A parsley flavour, they are quite pleasant raw. The seed is used as a flavouring.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:By the coast and occasionally inland in lowland areas, Kermaduc, North, South and Stewart Islands.
Propagation of Apium filiforme: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.
Cultivation of the herb:By the coast and occasionally inland in lowland areas, Kermaduc, North, South and Stewart Islands.
Medicinal use of Apium filiforme:None known
Known hazards of Apium filiforme:Skin contact with the sap is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.