SM8805 : Alexanders at Gelliswick Bay

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from Milford Haven/Aberdaugleddau, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Alexanders at Gelliswick Bay
Alexanders at Gelliswick Bay
Just behind the bay, the bank here is covered with Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum), a plant that was introduced by the Romans as a potherb and a medicinal herb. It is very common in Pembrokeshire as the salty atmosphere suits it and it's easily spotted on the roadsides in early spring. The leaves taste rather strong and coarse but the best part is the thick stem, cut before flowering, peeled and lightly steamed: it resembles celery or some say asparagus, but it has a distinctive flavour of its own.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 18 March, 2007
Category
Plantlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 885 056 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.5821N 5:3.7624W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 885 056
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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