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Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii Family: Apiaceae
Oenanthe lachenalii     *     Parsley Water-dropwort

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial.

Habitat: Mainly coastal, common on salt-marshes and rough grassland, also found in inland fens where it can be locally frequent.

White flowers in 7-12 slender-rayed terminal umbels followed by egg-shaped fruit, the styles shorter than fruit. Bracts and bracteoles are usually present. The lower leaves are twice-pinnate but soon wither. Slender solid stems, sometimes slightly hollow with age, the stem leaves pinnate with narrow linear leaf segments. Cylindrical tubers develop from stem base. Height 30-100cm.


Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii       Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii


Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii


Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii
Parsley Water-dropwort, Oenanthe lachenalii
Studland, Dorset. September 2012

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