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Sea Celery

Scientific Name: Apium prostratum

Description: Sea Celery is a delicate-looking plant, with pale green leaves and tiny flowers. It can be found in small clumps across the Bluff or trailing down the sandy dune. Sea Celery can withstand salt spray and harsh winds and grows on sand dunes down to the high tide mark. The peppery leaves are a traditional food source for the Wadawurrung.

Plant form: Herb
Where to find: The Bluff, saltmarsh
Foliage: Pale green leaves have a peppery, celery-like flavour
Flower: Inconspicuous cream to green flowers form in umbels of 4-10
Flowering: December – March