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Alexanders

Observed: 17th February 2013 By: scubamannscubamann’s reputation in Plantsscubamann’s reputation in Plantsscubamann’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Hollow grooved stems, branching in threesomes, not hairy. Some leaves tri-lobed (like the Canadian flag maple leaf) and others more regularly ovate and branching in pairs

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

alexanders

I have eaten this but it can be repetitious!

scubamann's picture

Really? What, the leaves or

Really? What, the leaves or the flowers? How do you prepare it? It is quite common here. This could be cheap food - great!
:-))

lavateraguy's picture

And be careful that it is the umbellifer ...

... that you think it is.

markwilson's picture

alexanders

I had the stems in a casserole - beware any food that is claimed to taste like asparagus there's probably a good reason why people eat asparagus when they want the taste of asparagus.

See

http://www.tracingpaper.org.uk/2007/04/15/alexanders/