Sea pars­ley ( Apium pro­s­tra­tum)

Gardening Australia - - KITCHEN GARDEN -

Also known as na­tive pars­ley, this glo­ri­ous herb is a peren­nial pros­trate creeper, found nat­u­rally just above the high-tide zone on coastal beaches through­out south­ern and east­ern Aus­tralia. With glossy, dark green fo­liage on 1m-long, self-root­ing run­ners, it couldn’t be sim­pler to grow or use. Try it in your cook­ing where you would nor­mally use pars­ley. It pro­duces flower heads that quickly seed with­out los­ing the whole plant, and this seed is a great ad­di­tion to sal­ads or any­where you would like a salty crunch. It’s happy in full sun in low-nu­tri­ent, sandy soils, and will also grow in heav­ier ground. Sea pars­ley is a worth­while ad­di­tion to the herb gar­den. There is also na­tive cel­ery or Flin­ders Is­land cel­ery

( A. in­su­lare), which is only found in the wild on the Bass Strait is­lands. It has a stronger flavour, and grows to about 1m tall in cel­ery-like clumps.

20–40cm 30–100cm

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