A noted table bird, especially in the south where it feeds on wild celery.
Our last example of the sea-side umbellifers is the wild celery (Apium graveolens) of salt marshes and ditches.
Just before the conflict the Greeks met a mule train laden with selinon, or wild celery, the plant used at funerals.
Now in those days long ago, a group of women once went out to search for wild celery in the early spring.
And they live in the marshes, I hear, and feed on the wild celery—do they not?
There the canvas-back duck, in a little flock, broke the Sabbath to dive for the wild celery that grows beneath the sound.
In it there is a good spring of fresh water, some goats, and abundance of wild celery.
There are, in addition, leaves of the wild celery and of the olive and vine, all quite clearly distinguishable.
A species of wild celery, also, which grows abundantly near the sea-shore, was valuable as an antiscorbutic.
The scurvy-grass and wild celery, moreover, enable “the doctor” to turn out more than one variety of soup.