Apium prostratum

Common Name:

Sea Celery



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEKNPTWXZ) all states except NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal saltmarsh, coast dune scrub mosaic 1

Flower Description:

Inconspicuous cream to green 1


Trailing perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Flowers are in umbels and leaves are celery like 1


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.