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TUBULAR WATER-DROPWORT Oenanthe fistulosa (Apiaceae) Height to 50cm. Upright and delicate, hairless perennial with slender, inflated and hollow stems. Favours damp ground and sometimes found growing in shallow water. FLOWERS are pinkish white and borne in open umbels, 2-4cm across, with 2-4 rays (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are roughly cylindrical but angular; the umbels in which they are borne become globular as they ripen. LEAVES have inflated stalks; leaflets of lower leaves are oval while those of upper ones are tubular. STATUS-Local in England; scarce or absent elsewhere.
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TUBULAR WATER-DROPWORT Oenanthe fistulosa (Apiaceae) Height to 50cm. Upright and delicate, hairless perennial with slender, inflated and hollow stems. Favours damp ground and sometimes found growing in shallow water. FLOWERS are pinkish white and borne in open umbels, 2-4cm across, with 2-4 rays (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are roughly cylindrical but angular; the umbels in which they are borne become globular as they ripen. LEAVES have inflated stalks; leaflets of lower leaves are oval while those of upper ones are tubular. STATUS-Local in England; scarce or absent elsewhere.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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