Skin contact with the sap is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people
Leaves and stems - raw or cooked
. They are used as a flavouring in soups etc. A parsley flavour, they are quite pleasant raw
The seed is used as a flavouring
There are no material uses listed for Apium filiforme.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Apium filiforme.
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination can take a month or longer. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring.
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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country.
Plants probably prefer a rich moist soil with some shade in the summer.
This species is sometimes known as A. prostratum filiforme, but most botanists now separate it from A. prostratum and recognize it as a distinct species, A. filiforme
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Apium filiforme. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Apium filiforme.
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Material uses & Functions
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Native Geographical Range
Root Zone Tendancy
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