Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Barleycove, Co.Cork

Parsley Water-Dropwort
Oenanthe lachenalii
Dáthabha peirsile
Family: Apiaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial. Native.

White flowers in 7-12 slender-rayed terminal umbels. Usually bracts and
bracteoles present. Egg-shaped fruit, styles shorter than fruit.
Lower leaves twice-pinnate, soon withering. Stem leaves pinnate with narrow
linear leaf segments. Cylindrical tubers develop from stem base.
Slender solid stems, sometimes slightly hollow with age. Height: 30-100cm.

Mainly coastal. Salt-marshes, rough grassland.
Can be locally frequent.

Above: Parsley Water-dropwort. Barleycove, Co.Cork. August 2007

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