One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A white-flowered plant of the parsley family which grows beside streams and in boggy areas.
Genus Apium, family Umbelliferae: several species
- ‘This marshwort is a small, creeping umbellifer which grows in open, wet, usually base-rich permanent pasture subject to winter flooding.’
- ‘Early gentian and Creeping marshwort are European protected species.’
- ‘Marshwort is a bottom-rooted perennial water lily-like plant.’
- ‘As its name suggests, creeping marshwort is a low-growing plant. The leaves are toothed with a single large cleft, and the plant sends out runners which creep low to the ground or slightly below the surface.’
- ‘Marshwort is of extremely limited distribution in New Zealand but has the potential to spread and become a very serious problem.’
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