Smyrnium perfoliatum subsp rotundifolium
It is a perennial plant with a height of up to 1 meter. The leaves are greenish yellow, oval around the stem while the lower ones are lobed. The flowers are small yellow, form spherical umbels 5-12 rays, which sprout side of the shoot. The fruit is spherical schizokarpio.
Species of Mediterranean countries, found in meadows and shrubs, up to 1100 meters. Greek common name 'αγριοσέλινο' (=wild celery) is because it has the flavor of celery.
In Greece it is collected before flowering -approx. in the stage of the plant in the pics- and used in the so-loved herb pies.
Lat: 38.99, Long: 26.41
Spotted on Feb 12, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018