Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Celery - Apium graveolens   L.Only member of Apium in NC.
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Section 6 » Order Apiales » Family Apiaceae
AuthorL.
DistributionMostly the outer Coastal Plain; disjunct to Lee County in the lower Piedmont. Specimens were collected from 1949-1966.

Native of Europe; in N.A. mostly in the coastal and southern states.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatYard weed, roadside ditch, dump, waste ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-August.
IdentificationCelery stems may grow anywhere up to 3 feet tall. The leaves are once-pinnate into 3-9 broad leaflets, each of which is deeply 3-lobed and toothed at the tips. The umbels are compound, generally sessile in upper leaf axils. The petals are white or whitish. The ternate leaflets and sessile umbels will identify it.
Taxonomic CommentsFollowing Weakley, we include var. dulce.

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