stalk vegetables 
Edible plants whose stems are consumed like vegetables; the leaves of some varieties are also edible.
One of the best-known and most popular stalk vegetables, it is often served raw with dips; the leaves and seeds are used to season a variety of dishes.
Group of leafy branches joined at the base; the branches easily break off from the base and can then be cut to the desired length.
Fleshy grooved stem with leaf-bearing offshoots; the main edible part of the celery is eaten raw or cooked.
Very popular in Asia, this plant can only be eaten once cooked; it is an essential ingredient in sukiyaki, a typical Japanese dish.
Mainly associated with Italian cooking; the bulb is eaten as a vegetable while the leaves and seeds are used to season a variety of dishes.
Part of the fennel growing out of the bulb and bearing small feathery dark-green leaves; it is traditionally used to flavor fish dishes.
Fleshy edible part of the fennel, composed of the overlapping enlarged parts at the base of the stems.
When coiled, this young shoot is ready to eat; it is especially popular in salads, pasta dishes and omelettes.
Often thought of as a luxury, it is picked before fully ripe; whether served hot or cold, it is always cooked.
Top end of the spear; the most valued part of the asparagus for cooking.
A number of asparagus spears tied together; asparagus is usually sold in this way.
Young asparagus shoot that constitutes the plant’s edible part and grows out of an underground stem; its hard end is usually removed before cooking.