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Smyrnium / αγριοσέλινο

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.

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maplemoth662 a year ago

Photo No. 1: is a very pretty photo....

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Lat: 38.99, Long: 26.41

Spotted on Feb 12, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018

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