Parsley Water-dropwort (Oenanthe lachenalii)

In amongst the Cord Grass on the mudflats and coastal marshes of Dorset you can encounter a flower that looks like a bit Cow Parsley. It is another of those hard to identify members of the carrot family.

However, the fact it is growing on salt marsh can lead you to a pretty positive identification straight away, Parsley Water-dropwort is probably the only one who likes such habitat.

Being restricted in its preference for habitat this is not a common plant but around Poole Harbour one encounters it quite frequently from June until September.

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