wild celery


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wild celery

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wild celery

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(Plants) a strongly scented umbelliferous plant, Apium graveolens, of temperate regions: the ancestor of cultivated celery. Archaic name: smallage
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Noun1.wild celery - herb of Europe and temperate Asia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Apium, genus Apium - celery
2.wild celery - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaveswild celery - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
genus Vallisneria, Vallisneria - eelgrass; eel grass
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Among these may be enumerated the wild celery and scurvy grass, two very serviceable plants, the use of which has not been discovered by the natives.
Their horses stood each by his own chariot, champing lotus and wild celery.
I have hunted cans in every flyway mid-season to late winter and one thing is always a constant: If you can find Sego pond weed or wild celery, you will find cans," Nicolai said.
Its British relative, hemlock water dropwort, is even more deadly and can kill in three hours, as two foragers found in 1992 when they mistook it for wild celery.
Schaller has spent more than half a century walking into the wildest places on Earth to lie down with animals; he first did so with mountain gorillas in an era when people believed they were monsters that would kill a man on sight, and reported to the world the slow joy of their family lives and their penchant for wild celery.
Celery (Apium graveolens) belongs to the Umbelliferae family and is derived from wild celery that contains more leaves and less stalks.