Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Tall Water Parsnip, Hemlock Waterparsnip

Tall Water Parsnip, Hemlock Waterparsnip

Sium suave

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, mucky or sandy soil.  3-6 feet height, blooms summer into fall, white flowers.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Only occurs in 8 counties – Lake, Obion, Lauderdale, Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, and Coffee

Usually an aquatic plant occurring in swamps and wet meadows.  Fragrant flowers.  Roots can be boiled and eaten as a vegetable but plants do resemble the poisonous Water Hemlock so are best left alone.  Belongs to the Carrot Family. Attracts bees and is larval food for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.


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