Common Names:- Corky-fruited water-dropwort
Meaning:- Oenanthe (Gr) Wine-fragrant-flower.
Pimpinelloides (L) Resembling pimpinella.
General description:- An erect plant, with simple stem up to 100cm. high.
Perennial root, with many, small tubers.
Leaves:- Basal leaves subdivided into wedge-shaped or ovate leaflets, divided
again into lobules. Stem leaves divided into narrow, parallel-sided to lance-
Flower:- Creamy-coloured. Umbels with 6-15 rays, without bracts.
Fruit:- Cylindrical, 3mm.
Habitat:- Damp localities of montane and sub-montane zones.
Distribution:- Widespread and common throughout the Mediterranean.
Widespread but not common on Crete.
Flowering time:- May-June.
Photo by:- Steve Lenton Limnes 26/04/2011