From coastal areas of Australia as well as New Zealand, Apium annuum is commonly called Sea Celery.
Used as a bush tucker plant it does have a strong flavour, similar to salty celery. The plant itself looks a little like celery and the foliage smells a little like celery.
Related to parsley, the stems are used in a similar manner, as a garnish as well as a vegetable.
How to grow Sea Celery
This is an adaptable plant and is found in all Australia plants, always in coastal areas.
This is a plant that will grow in full sun to part shade, and in most areas a little afternoon shade is beneficial.
In the garden it can be grown in a container or the vegetable garden.
A humus rich to poor well drained soil is best.
Harvest by picking the stems through the season.
Sea celery will flower with humbles of white flowers followed by small seeds. The seed can be collected and used for propagation. Seeds germinate in around 28 days and are best planted in spring.
Apium prostratum var. prostratum is commonly called Sea Parsley and grows in similar conditions.