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Oenanthe aquatica - (L.)Poir.
                 
Common Name Water Dropwort, Fineleaf waterdropwort
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous[4, 9, 65, 76]. It is said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine[218].
Habitats In slow moving or stagnant water[17], and by the sides of streams, avoiding acid conditions[4].
Range Europe, including Britain, though absent from the far north, to W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Wet Soil Water Plants Full sun

Summary

Oenanthe aquatica Water Dropwort, Fineleaf waterdropwort


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Oenanthe aquatica Water Dropwort, Fineleaf waterdropwort
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Physical Characteristics
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Oenanthe aquatica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is in flower from Jun to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles.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 wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms
O. phellandrium. Phellandrium aquaticum.

Habitats
 Pond; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antiperiodic;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Expectorant;  Homeopathy;  Narcotic;  Pectoral.

The fruit is antiperiodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant and pectoral. It is used in the treatment of chronic pectoral affections, dyspepsia, intermittent fevers, obstinate ulcers etc[4, 9, 21]. This plant should be used with great caution, and only under the supervision of an experienced practitioner. In overdose the fruits cause vertigo, intoxication and other narcotic effects. The roots have been used externally in the treatment of piles[4]. A homeopathic remedy is made from the fruits. It is used in the treatment of bronchitis, coughs etc[9].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires shallow water or a very wet fertile soil[200]. Individual plants are biennial, dying after flowering. The plant perrenates, however, by means of offsets[17].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Oenanthe javanicaWater Dropwort, Java waterdropwort, Stolon waterdropwort32
Oenanthe peucidanifolia 10
Oenanthe pimpinelloidesMeadow Parsley, Corkyfruit waterdropwort10
Oenanthe sarmentosaWater Dropwort,Water parsely31
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Elizabeth H.
carol zachary Sun Jul 19 2009

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