Oenanthe sarmentosa

Pacific Water Parsley

Clump or single stem, plant hairless. Stem ascending to reclining, rooting at nodes. Leaves on 4–12 in. stalks, widely egg-shaped, pinnately divided into toothed, egg-shaped leaflets with veins pointing to tips of teeth. Inflorescence consists of 5–20 flower clusters in flat-topped umbel. Flowers many, white-petaled. Grows in marshes, ditches, pond edges, seasonally wet places, from near coastline to mid-elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--4 feet
  • Habitat: Coastal, Vernal Wet, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes