Sium suave

water parsnip - Sium suave
water parsnip - Sium suave 07JL22-2
water parsnip - Sium suave 11AU06
water parsnip - Sium suave 11AU08
water parsnip - Sium suave 11AU08-1

characteristics

Stems are stout, hollow and often ridged. Leaves are deep to light green, serrated and opposite. Small, white to greenish-white flowers are in clusters in flat topped umbels.

Similar to water hemlock which is poisonous.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
A/P W 2.0 0.3 S F-M W-Z - - - green grey-yellow white

habitat

Pond edges, swamps, meadows and roadside ditches.

uses

Attracts Eastern black swallowtail butterflies.

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