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Apium nodiflorum?

Observed: 10th January 2012 By: ch7343
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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flower of water plant
Jan 10

Loads of this plant causing the ditch to silt up (could be a good thing, or just deprive land lower down of water). Fool's watercress, or marshwort? Many seeds floating in water -look like parsnip seeds,(however not necessarily anything to do with this plant)

    Likely ID
    Fool's watercress? (Apium nodiflorum?)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

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Sorry, not sure which watercress this is, but my wildflower book describes 'pinnate' as 'A compound leaf with the separate leaflets arranged along the leaf-stalk, usually in opposite pairs, and often with a terminal leaflet as well' (The Wild Flower Key by Francis Rose). Hope this helps!