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Sium suave, Sium cicutifolium, Sium suave Walter var. floridanum, Sium floridanum, Hemlock Water Parsnip

Scientific name:  Sium suave Walter
Synonym name:  Sium cicutifolium Schrank, Sium suave Walter var. floridanum (Small) C.F. Reed, Sium floridanum Small
Common name:  Water Parsnip, Hemlock Water Parsnip
Family:  Apiaceae, Carrot family

Sium suave, Sium cicutifolium, Sium suave Walter var. floridanum, Sium floridanum, Hemlock Water Parsnip

Life form:  Herbaceous perennial
Stems:  Up to 2-6 feet tall; stout, hollow, central stalk clad
Leaves:  Alternate, pinnately compound with 7 to 17 lance to linear leaflets, 2 to 5 inches long, ¼ to ½ inch wide
Inflorescence:  Terminal and axillary compound umbels
Flowers:   Tiny flowers with 5 white petals that are somewhat heart-shaped and may be of unequal size
Fruits / pods:  Fruit oval to orbicular
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Habitat:   Marshes and other wetland

Sium suave, Sium cicutifolium, Sium suave Walter var. floridanum, Sium floridanum, Hemlock Water Parsnip


Derivation of the botanical name:
Sium, Latin sium, Greek sion, water parsley.
suave, Latin suâvis, sweet.
  • The standard author abbreviation Walter is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Schrank is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Small is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Reed is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.


 
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