Smyrnium olusatrum

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Alexanders. A vigorous biennial of the umbellifer family, native to Europe and brought to Britain by the Romans, where it soon naturalised. Grows to 75-120 cm high in most soils. The young shoots, leaves, flower buds and roots are all edible, with a celery-like flavour; the seeds are peppery and can be ground as a condiment. Virtually evergreen over the winter and a very useful winter salad and cooking vegetable. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 20.

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Alexanders. A vigorous biennial of the umbellifer family, native to Europe and brought to Britain by the Romans, where it soon naturalised. Grows to 75-120 cm high in most soils. The young shoots, leaves, flower buds and roots are all edible, with a celery-like flavour; the seeds are peppery and can be ground as a condiment. Virtually evergreen over the winter and a very useful winter salad and cooking vegetable. Stratification: ND