Photographs: County Cork
Short-stalked umbels of small white flowers, usually 3-15 rays. Ovoid fruit, longer than wide with thick ridges. No bracts, numerous bracteoles. Leaves pinnate. Toothed, lobed oval leaflets. Hairless. Hollow stems. Semi-erect or creeping, rooting at lower nodes. Height: To 80 cm.
Frequent in bare muddy places, ditches, streams, by lakes, rivers.
Similar: Lesser Water-parsnip, Berula erecta
Above: Fools Water-cress. Garinish Beach, County Cork. July "008