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Oenanthe pimpinelloides - L.

Common Name Meadow Parsley, Corkyfruit waterdropwort
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Many species in this genus are very poisonous, one report has been found so far saying that this species is also poisonous[76]. It is said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine[218].
Habitats Meadows and damp grassy places[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Belgium south and east to Spain and W. Asia
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Oenanthe pimpinelloides Meadow Parsley, Corkyfruit waterdropwort


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Oenanthe pimpinelloides Meadow Parsley, Corkyfruit waterdropwort
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Oenanthe pimpinelloides is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Meadow; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root[2, 105]. Starchy with a flavour somewhat like filberts, is much esteemed in some areas[4, 183]. Some caution is advised since many members of this genus are very poisonous, see the notes above on toxicity.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Requires a moist or wet fertile soil in a sunny position. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Oenanthe aquaticaWater Dropwort, Fineleaf waterdropwort02
Oenanthe javanicaWater Dropwort, Java waterdropwort, Stolon waterdropwort32
Oenanthe peucidanifolia 10
Oenanthe sarmentosaWater Dropwort,Water parsely31

 

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