West Highland Flora

Hemlock Water-Dropwort


Oenanthe crocata

 

Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Jun 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

Frequent in wet muddy ground at low elevations.

Flower diameter c 2 mm. umbels c 5-10 cm diameter

ID: Leaves 3-4 pinnate (not doubly trefoil like Scots Lovage), with toothed wedge-shaped segments as in second picture from bottom.  Plant entirely hairless.

Other features: Very poisonous.  Umbels have many upper and lower bracts but these fall off in time.  Stems grooved.

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Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
24 June 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

Above: whole umbel.  Below: partial umbels, the second slightly more advanced with the carpels beginning to colour up; these will form the fruit.

Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
25 June 2003 Armadale, Skye
Partial umbel (i.e all that's visible) c 2 cm across

  Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
24 June 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Jun 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

 

Oenanthe crocata

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Feb 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

Young Spring growth in wet mud


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