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Water Parsley Oenanthe sarmentosa

 

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Water Parsley
credit: Walter Siegmund/CCSA

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Alternate name: Pacific Water-dropwort

Family: Apiaceae, Carrot view all from this family



Description Native perennial. Height: up to 40 inches. Habit: lax, often reclining. Leaves: blades up to 1 foot long borne on petioles up to 14 inches in length. The parsley-like leaf blade is divided into serrated, lobed leaflets. Flower: Compound umbel, 2-4" diameter, of many flowers with bright white to pink-tinged petals.


Flower May - July.


Habitat Shorelines, stream banks; semi-aquatic.


Range Western North America from Alaska to California.


Discussion Also known as: Pacific water parsley.


 

 

 

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