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Creeping Marshwort

Apium repens

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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:
50 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, farmland, floodplains, grassland, meadows, ponds, water, wetland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Long-stalked white umbels. Numerous lower bracts are present.
Fruit:
Ridged fruits, similar to those of Fool's Watercress (Apium nodiflorum) but broader.
Leaves:
A prostrate creeping perennial plant with with deeply toothed leaves. It is deeper toothed than the leaves of Fool's Watercress.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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