Tall Water Parsnip (Sium suave)
Sium suave or ‘water parsnip’ is a semi-aquatic wildflower that forms clusters of white flowers that go on to produce small, ribbed oval fruits. Water Parsnip loves wet soils, even including standing water. Water Parsnip enjoys full sun to part shade. This plant is a member of the carrot family and actually grows natively everywhere in North America. It prefers swamps, wet meadows, wet woodlands, streams/ponds, roadside ditches and muddy shores.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Wet, Medium-Wet
Height - 4 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.