Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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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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