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Parsnip is a bi-annual herbaceous plant with a fleshy root, belonging to the Apiaceae family, which was once farmed extensively as a vegetable and as a forage plant. With its ivory white colour, parsnip is shaped rather like a carrot and has a slightly sweet taste.
Celery is a bi-annual herbaceous plant, which also forms part of the Apiaceae family and is grown as a vegetable crop for its leaves and its tuberous root and is consumed as a vegetable. In olden times, celery was known as "Selenon" or the "moon plant".
The garden beet or red beet, is a vegetable with an edible root. Beetroot has been used since the Middle Ages to treat several medical conditions and in particular to combat digestive or blood-related illnesses.