Apium graveolens L.


source: H. Zell (2009), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: H. Zell (2009), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Apium graveolens L.
The Plant list Apium graveolens L.
English name Celery

Crop relationship
Celery same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 very strongly decreasing (75-100%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Nationaal Park Dwingelderveld (NM [p])


  • Hegewiersterfjild (NM [a])
  • Nijlan (SBB [a])
  • Terschelling (SBB [a])


  • Lauwersmeer (SBB [p])


  • Auvergnepolder (SBB [a])
  • Dintelse Gorzen (NM [a])
  • Langstraat (SBB [p])
  • Moerdijk (SBB [p])
  • Prinsland (SBB [p])
  • Sassenplaat (SBB [a])
  • Slikken van de Heen (NM [p])
  • Terheyden (SBB [p])
  • West-Brabantse Dijken (NM [p])
  • Westelijke Beemden (SBB [p])
  • Willemstad (SBB [p])


  • Abtskolk en Hazepolder (SBB [p])
  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Harger- en Pettemerpolder (NM [a])
  • IJdoorn (NM [a])
  • Schoorlse Duinen (SBB [p])
  • Spaarnwoude (SBB [p])
  • Waterland Oost (SBB [p])
  • Wormer- en Jisperveld (NM [a])


  • Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (NM [p])


  • Bloemdijken van Zuid-Beveland (NM [p])
  • Braakman (SBB [a])
  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Hontenisse-Hulst (SBB [a])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Oosterschelde-Noord (SBB [p])
  • Reimerswaal (SBB [p])
  • Schouwen-Duiveland (SBB [p])
  • Tholen (SBB [a])
  • Veerse Meer (SBB [a])
  • Voornes Duin (NM [p])
  • Walcheren (SBB [a])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [a])
  • Zuid-Beveland (SBB [a])
  • Zuiddorpe (SBB [p])
  • Zuidkust van Schouwen (NM [a])


  • Beningerslikken (NM [p])
  • De Haaglanden (SBB [p])
  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Flakkee (SBB [p])
  • Haringvliet (SBB [a])
  • Kop van Goeree (NM [p])
  • Korendijkse Slikken (NM [a])
  • Krammer-Volkerak (SBB [a])
  • Midden-Delfland (SBB [p])
  • Quackgors (NM [a])
  • Scheelhoek (NM [a])
  • Tiendgorzen (NM [a])
  • Tiengemeten (NM [a])
  • Wassenaar (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe coastal areas and inland salty areas in temperate zones
Asia coastal areas and inland salty areas in temperate zones
Africa N-Africa coastal areas and inland salty areas in temperate zones
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.tkjdgr
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.tkjdgr

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information