Herb latin name: Oenanthe peucidanifolia

Synonyms: Oenanthe stenoloba

Family: Umbelliferae

Edible parts of Oenanthe peucidanifolia:

Root. The fleshy tubercles have occasionally been eaten. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

June to

Habitat of the herb:

Wet grassland.

Propagation of Oenanthe peucidanifolia:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Wet grassland.

Medicinal use of Oenanthe peucidanifolia:

None known

Known hazards of Oenanthe peucidanifolia:

Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of very poisonous plants and so some caution is advised. It is said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.