Does celery really add that much flavor?

last month

I'm going to roast a duck tonight and the recipe calls for two stalks of celery to be stuffed into the cavity (along with a head of garlic and an orange.) Celery was $4.99 at the grocery, and I know from experience that other than those two stalks, it will go to waste in this household. I, myself, am not a big fan. I just couldn't bring myself to buy it. But now I'm thinking about all the other ingredients plus time that will be invested. I've thought about subbing with the bok choy I have on hand. Or is celery really an important ingredient?

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