Celery Tree

A strange plant rises from
the bowl of water on my bench.
Tall green stems surge from
the thick tap route chopped
short back at the paddock.
A frothy head of greenery
sprouts from the top of these
tall broad green stems like
so many narrow trunks.

New trunks push their way
up inside the older trunks.
Why not put out branches
from one centre trunk?

What a confused plant !

Yet its stems add a
wonderful taste to my
food when chopped,
stirred in and cooked.

I for give celery its oddities.

Previously posted August 2017.

Celery Tree

4 thoughts on “Celery Tree

    1. Here they sell either the whole plant with tap root cut off, or half the plant minus tap root. The leaves are supposed to used in cooking as well as the stalks but I am not that conscientious.

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