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
Family: Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae)
Kythera Name: Agrioselino
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.