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Oenanthe

Oenanthe spp.

Also known as

Oenanthes, Water Dropworts, Dropwort, Water Parsleys, Water Celeries, Drop Worts

Oenanthe sarmentosa 2946 by (talk) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Oenanthe Overview

Oenanthe is a genus of 11 accepted species of flowering plants in the Apiaceae family. They are found mostly in damp meadows, marshes or standing water and may be known by the name Dropwort. Several species are extremely poisonous, notably Oenanthe crocata which inhabits damp, marshy ground in the UK and resembles a cross between celery and carrots. Other species, however, are cultivated as edible crops in some Asian countries as well as Italy where new growth is harvested in spring and eaten as a vegetable.

Common problems with Oenanthe

Other uses of Oenanthe

Suitable for coastal conditions.