Plant ID forum: Some type of herb/edible greens

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Jul 14, 2016 10:21 PM CST
Hey all. My wife was given this by one or her co-workers. She was told it was watercress but the leaves look nothing like it. It grows in much the same way. When you crush the stem it has a mild peppery-lemon smell and tastes the same. Her friend had multiple types of edible greens growing close together. She just wants to know that it is indeed safe to eat. She ate some before and nothing bad happened. Just wondered if anyone has seen this before or know exactly what it is and can indentify it for us. Thanks in advance Smiling

1st picture is top view of stems and 2nd is an underside look at the leaves

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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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Jul 15, 2016 3:58 AM CST
Its looks like Oenanthe javanica Smiling
Its a kind of oriental vegetable. I am not sure if it ia also available outside asian.

Where are you location ? Maybe you can complete you profile to make it easier to identify.

Edit to add the link below. Maybe you can check it
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Jul 15, 2016 8:13 AM CST
It does look like Water Celery (Oenanthe javanica) Other common names are "Water Celery" and "Water Parsley"
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Jul 15, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Yes that has to be it. Looks exactly like it and the description is spot on. Plus the lady who gave my wife the plants is Chinese so thats the clincher.

Thanks for the help guys :)

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