131517 FINE-LEAVED WATER-DROPWORT Oenanthe aquatica (Apiaceae) Height to 1.3m. Upright, bushy biennial with shiny, hollow and grooved stems. Found around the margins of still and slow-flowing waters. FLOWERS are white and borne in flat-topped umbels, 2-5cm across, both terminal and arising opposite leaf stalks (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are ovoid. LEAVES are delicate-looking; submerged ones are 3- or 4-pinnate with fine lobes while aerial leaves are 3-pinnate with ovate segments. STATUS-Widespread in England, E Wales and Ireland but extremely local.