Sunday, August 1, 2010
NZ Celery - Apium prostratum
This native plant grows in coastal regions and is an excellent culinary herb. It looks like Italian parsley but with bulkier leafs. The taste is crisp and intense- an ideal addition to a salad. Can be grown from seeds available from North Island company -
Note three other species below are also ideal native plants with excellent culinary values. I recently tried the NZ spinach as a garnish at Fleur's Place in Otago- great with seafood.
NZ Spinach - Tetragonia tetragonioides
Cook’s Scurvy Grass - Lepidium oleraceum
NZ Cress - Rorippa divaricata.
NZ Celery grows on many places on Bank's Penisula and along our coastal regions.