Apium nodiflorum   Fool's-water-cress CC DD N

Apium nodiflorum

This a plant you often find in overgrown ditches or very damp places. It can be tall but most often it sprawls sending out stems almost at right angles to the main stem. The white flowers (umbels) appear in the axils and individual groups of florets are often widely separated. It is a very common plant in England and Wales but far less common in Scotland. It can be confused with Berula erecta (Lesser water-parsnip) which has a distinct ring on the leaf stalk.

It is very common throughout England, Wales and Ireland but is much less common in Scotland.

Northwich, Cheshire 17th June 2005

Added on October 12th 2005, updated 1st October 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010

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