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Corky Fruited Water Dropwort – Oenanthe pimpinelloides

Corky Fruited Water Dropwort (Oenanthe pimpinelloides) is a member of the Carrot Family.
Corky Fruited Water Dropwort is a hairless plant that has leaves that are 2 to 3 times pinnate, with the upper leaves cosisting of narrow linear leaflets. The stem itself is ridged and unspotted, reaching a maximum height of 1 meter with an umbrella of, most commonly white but sometimes pink, flowers.

This flower is a perennial herb growing to a height between 30-100 cm high. The leaves generally become longer and narrower the further up the stem they grow. The flower heads are 2 – 5 cm in diameter, with the main stalk being around 4 – 12 cm in length.

These flowers appear between June and August, and are ofte nfound in meadows and pastures, in particular they are found in horse grazed fields. The plant is best sown in the autumn, although it is often found in meadows, as with other members of the water-dropwort genus, it is a poisonous plant and care should be taken when choosing to allow it to grow in grazing pastures with livestock.

Height: up to 100cm
Flowering Time: June – August
Preferred Conditions: Usually found in Hay meadows and pastures and prefers acidic soil.

Corky fruited water dropwort - Oenanthe pimpinelloides