Celebrating Celery

Celery (Apium graveolens) shares its species with celeriac. Both are in the Apiaceae family, along with other mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems and umbrella-like flower clusters. Included in this family are anise, caraway, carrot, chervil, coriander (including cilantro), cumin, fennel, hemlock, Queen Anne’s lace, parsley, dill, and parsnip. First appearing in English in 1664, the word “celery” derives from the […]