Wild celery (Alexanders)

It is a sleek, biannual plant, with thick bud and deep green leaves. It is usually found on rocky shadowy locations and at uncultivable lands. It is a plant similar to celery and it has aromatic roots, leaves and fruits. It cooking importance in relation to celery is low.

Scientific Name: Smyrnium olusatrum

Cueillette: Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae)

Kythera Name:

Name in other places of Greece: Agrioselino, Smyrnio, Akarionas(Tinos island)

Collection: It is found on rocky and stony fields and it is collected during March.

Properties: Mild diuretic


It is used in cooking, herb pies and as a spice in roast fish.