Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville  - Cutleaf Waterparsnip


 

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Berula erecta - (image 1 of 7)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Apiaceae

Habitat

Calcareous marshes and springy places. Fens. Can be found growing in flowing water.

Associates

Mimulus glabratus var. fremontii, Lythrum alatum, Pedicularis laceolata, Solidago ohioensis, Lysimachia quadriflora, Lobelia kalmii, Juncus brachycephalus, Eupatorium maculatum, Eupatorium perfoliatum.

Distribution

NY and southern Ontario west to MN and British Columbia, south to FL and Mexico. Also occurs in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Morphology

Aquatic perennial. Leaves oblong, pinnate compound; leaflets 9-23, lanceolate to oblong or ovate, serrate or lobed, commonly lanceolate and deeply incised on upper leaves. Flowers in umbellets to 1 cm wide; flowers white.

Notes

Flowers late June into September

Wetland Indicator: Obligate

Can be found in the same habitats as watercress (Nasturtium officinale). Also occurs in Europe.

 

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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