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Large Leaflet Water Parsnip   
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Large Leaflet Water Parsnip
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Large Leaflet Water Parsnip
Botanical name: Sium latijugum    Family: Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Large Leaflet Water Parsnip is a plants about 1 m tall, with fibrous roots. Lower leaves are stalked, upper almost stalkless. Leaflets are lanceshaped to oval or ovate, 2-4 cm long, margin toothed. The inforescence has an involucre of 5-8 linear bracts. Rays of the inflorescence are 10-15, 1-3 cm long. Involucel of 5-8 linear bractlets. Flowers are white, like carrot flowers. Fruit is ovoid, 3 mm long, 2 mm broad, cylindrical in cross section; ridges prominent, corky. Large Leaflet Water Parsnip is common in ponds, depressions and lake banks.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Tangmarg, Kashmir.
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