Apium prostratum subsp. prostratum var. prostratum


Apium: The ancient Latin name for celery or parsley. Believed to be derived from the Celtic word apon 'ditch' and refers to the watery habitat of many species
prostratum: prostrate



Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites


References and further reading

Gardner, R. 2000. A variant of the native sea celery Apium prostratum(Umbelliferae). Auckland Botanical Society Journal, 55: 81

Johnson, A. T., Smith, H. A. (1972). Plant Names Simplified: Their pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Landsman Bookshop Ltd: Buckenhill, UK.

This page last updated on 23 Jun 2013