One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tall plant of the parsley family which lives in or near water.
"Sium latifolium" and "Berula erecta", family "Umbelliferae"
- ‘At maturity, poison hemlock can be difficult to distinguish from water parsnip and water hemlock.’
- ‘Its broad leaves and unpleasant odor, compared to the finely divided leaves and smaller umbels of water hemlock and water parsnip distinguish cow parsnip.’
- ‘Management guidance for greater water parsnip tends to be the same as good fen management practice.’
- ‘From the walks he has learned new information about what bears eat - for instance, a heavy diet of herbs from wetlands in the spring such as water plantain, sarsaparilla, jack-in-the-pulpit, ferns, thistles, cattails and water parsnips; berries and ants in the summer; berries and nuts in the autumn.’
- ‘Emergent plants such as cattails, pickerel weed, swamp candle and rooted floating plants such as yellow and white water-lilies and water parsnips were identified.’
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