Apium graveolens var. dulce
Donated by Beth Franken, Ph.D.
Weight: 20 g
Length: 23 cm
This graceful, dried celery bouquet was overlooked in the refrigerator (bottom drawer?), and over time dried out. It is a unique specimen that is rarely seen in a dehydrated state. Because of its considerable size, it is a wonder that it escaped detection long enough to have dried out as completely as it did. But here it is, in all its desiccated glory.
This specimen contains both leaves and leaf stalks (petioles)—the part of celery that is most commonly eaten. NEXT >