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Apium prostratum - New Zealand celery

Celery family: Apiaceae

Apium prostratum subspecies prostratum is a sprawling fleshy herb. It is found throughout the country in coastal and lowland areas and is also native to Australia.
The genus Apium contains about 20 species distributed around the world. 

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive  characteristics

Plant form: perennial herb, creeping prostrate branches

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 2-3 mm diam

Leaf form: divided into 3 broad to narrow leaflets

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: leaflets up to 1 cm

Petals: 5, white

Leaf arrangement: basal, singly on stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: singly on stem

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: irregularly lobed

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry