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River Water Dropwort

Oenanthe fluviatilis

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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:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Ditches, riversides, water, waterside.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
The flowers appear in umbels with no lower bracts.
Fruit:
The fruits are narrowly oval, 5mm across. They are slightly larger than those of the similar looking Fine-leaved Water Dropwort (Oenanthe aquatica).
Leaves:
A perennial with 2 to 4-pinnate leaves. The aerial leaves have narrow, wedge-shaped leaflets which are blunter than those of Fine-leaved Water Dropwort. Usually seen in faster flowing water than Fine-leaved Water Dropwort. Fine-leaved Water Dropwort is found in still or slow moving water. River Water Dropwort is found in rivers and streams.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
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