Sea parsley ( Apium prostratum)
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.