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Apium graveolens
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho, Utah, and Nevada, east across the southern U.S. to eastern North America.

Habitat: Disturbed ground, usually where moist, where escaped from nearby cultivation.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Celery-scented, yellow-green, glabrous biennial, 5-12 dm. tall.


Leaves 1-2 pinnate, shiny, with large, toothed leaflets.


Umbels nearly sessile, often in the leaf axils; involucre wanting; flowers white.


Fruit ovoid.

Accepted Name:
Apium graveolens L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 264. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Apium graveolens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Apium graveolens checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Apium graveolens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Apium graveolens photos.

USDA Plants: Apium graveolens information.

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