Carew, H. John Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Strandberg, James O. Agricultural Research Extension Center, Sanford, Florida.
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A biennial umbelliferous plant (Apium graveolens var. dulce) of Mediterranean origin and belonging to the order Apiales. Celery is grown for its petioles or leafstalks (Fig. 1), which are most commonly eaten as a salad, although occasionally cooked as a vegetable. Celeriac or knob celery (A. graveolens var. rapaceum) is grown for its enlarged rootlike stem and is commonly eaten as a cooked vegetable in Europe. See also: Apiales; Horticultural crops
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