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Tubular Water Dropwort

Oenanthe fistulosa

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae (Carrot)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
80 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, marshes, meadows, ponds, swamps, waterside, wetland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Flowers are white or pink, each being 3mm across. Flowers appear in small umbels. The umbels are about 1cm wide. Flowers are usually without bracts. The petals are of unequal size.
Fruit:
Crowded, numerous, flattened, angular fruit.
Leaves:
A greyish, hairless perennial plant (very poisonous). The lower leaves are 2-pinnate, untoothed and lanceolate. Their stalks are long and hollow. The upper leaves are 1-pinnate (also untoothed) and linear in shape.
Aroma:
Smells of wine when crushed.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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