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Apium nodiflorum

Ache faux cresson
Fool’s Watercress

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

umbel 20-30 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

30-100 cm

Description

Sometimes mistaken for Nasturtium officinale (Watercress). It differs in that the pinnate leaflets of Nasturtium officinale have a large end lobe and are not serrated.

Damp habitat, ditches, streams, water edges.

Flowers

In 4-12 umbels. The umbles are short stalked and grow from the side of the stem at the leaf axils. The tiny flowers have 5 petals. Normally no lower bracts.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Rows of opposite leaflets on either side of the stem. Leaflets are egg-shaped, serrated, shiny, pointed and mid green.

Fruits Seeds

Schizocarp: an egg-shaped fruit, ridged, that splits into single seeded parts when ripe.

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