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Smyrnium olusatrum, Aromatic Edible Biennial (Partial Shade), Biennial Edible, in the family Umbelliferae, (a flavour between celery & parsley) In leaf through winter, with flowers in Spring. Although now replaced by Celery in modern cooking, roots are sweet & aromatic, leaves are used in stocks for a robust flavour like angelica, but the young stems are best. They can be boiled or steamed & served as a side vegetable. Large umbellifer flowers are yellow-green & fruits are black. Once used as a medicinal herb & can grow to 4 ft. Common among the sites of medieval monastery gardens. Partial shade, Seed Count Approx - 12 avg
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