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Tall Water Parsnip, Hemlock Waterparsnip
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.