Plant ID forum: Water Parsley (Oenanthe sarmentosa)

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sarjomarci
Aug 30, 2015 2:19 PM CST
I moved into a new house with a large pond that is completely taken over by a mystery plant. I can't find it in any aquatic plant database on the internet and I want to know what it is before I jump into yanking it out.





Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 30, 2015 3:25 PM CST
My guess: Water Celery.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 30, 2015 5:50 PM CST
You're location, or at least a zone could be of great help. Water celery does look like it could be a match.

sarjomarci
Aug 30, 2015 10:15 PM CST
I'm in Seattle, WA.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 31, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Oenanthe sarmentosa
pacific water parsley

It is in the Washington native plant society web-sight.
Sounds like a common plant in your area
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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 31, 2015 4:30 PM CST
If that is the same plant as Water Parsley there are zero photos in the ATP database.
Water Parsley (Oenanthe sarmentosa)
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sarjomarci
Sep 1, 2015 10:35 PM CST
Thank you!!! That's definitely it. I was seriously stumped. I grew up in the Midwest and had never seen anything like it! I'm very glad to know it's native.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 2, 2015 5:48 AM CST
Welcome!
just wanted to say welcome to ATP
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Bonehead
Sep 2, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Warm welcome and please wander over to the PNW forum when you get a chance. Since you are new to this area, that's a good place to get accustomed to what will (or will not) grow around here and/or ask questions about your new growing region.
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