Narrow-leaved Water-dropwort - Oenanthe silaifolia


Tall, erect, sparsely branched plant. Stems hollow and grooved, often constricted at the nodes. Flowers usually white, occasionally pink in terminal umbels that usually have 4 to 10 rays. These become markedly thickened when in fruit.

Photo ID?

Wet grassland, and in wet brackish places near the coast.

When to see it

Flowers in June and July.

Life History


UK Status

This is a nationally scarce species

VC55 Status

Loughborough Big Meadow is the only Leicestershire site for this plant. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map