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Berula erecta

Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville

Cutleaf Waterparsnip, Cutleaf Water Parsnip, Cut-leaved Water-parsnip, Cut Leaved Water Parsnip, Stalky Berula

Apiaceae (Carrot family)

Synonym(s): Berula erecta var. incisa, Berula incisa, Berula pusilla, Siella erecta


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , KS , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: BC , ON
Native Habitat: Marshy areas, along streams, in slow moving water.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Berula erecta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Berula erecta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Berula erecta


Record Modified: 2021-02-11
Research By: CBR

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