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  1. Alexander, Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley, Smyrnium olusatrumnoun

    European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb


  1. Smyrnium olusatrum

    Smyrnium olusatrum, common name alexanders (or alisander) is an edible flowering plant of the family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), which grows on waste ground and in hedges around the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal regions of Europe. It was formerly widely grown as a pot herb, but is now appreciated mostly by foragers.


  1. Smyrnium olusatrum

    Smyrnium olusatrum L, common name Alexanders is a cultivated flowering plant, belonging to the family Umbelliferae. It is also known as alisanders, horse parsley and smyrnium. It was known to Theophrastus and Pliny the Elder. Alexanders is native to the Mediterranean but is able to thrive farther north. The flowers are yellow-green in colour, and its fruits are black. It grows a hight of 50 to 120 cms with a hollow and grooved stem. Alexanders is intermediate in flavor between celery and parsley. It was once used in many dishes, either blanched, or not, but it has now been replaced by celery. It was also used as a medicinal herb. In the correct conditions, Alexanders will grow up to four or five feet tall. It is now almost forgotten as a foodstuff, although it still grows wild in many parts of Europe, including Britain. It is common among the sites of medieval monastery gardens. Look out for this tall plant on cliff paths, the first seaside greenery of the year. The Romans brought it with them to eat the leaves, the stems, the roots, and the buds. Alexanders is a feedstuff much appreciated by horses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smyrnium olusatrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Smyrnium olusatrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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