Hemlock Water-Dropwort

Oenanthe crocata

Dead Tongue, Five-Fingered Root, Water-Dropwort, Water-Hemlock

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Oenanthe crocata is a highly poisonous species in the Apiaceae family of carrots, celery and parsley. They are found naturally in damp meadows, marshes or standing water. Flowers are small, white and produced in the summer and foliage is green, divided and feathery in appearance.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Water, Loam, Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

White
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