Latin name: Berula erecta (Hudson) Cov.
  Pronunciation: BER-yoo-la ee-REK-ta

  Common name: Water parsnip
  Family: Apiaceae (Carrot)
  Habitat: Marshes and slow-moving water, mostly below
  3000', chaparral, coastal sage scrub, creosote bush
  scrub, occasional on Mojave Desert

  Blooming period: June to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Berula  2) erecta
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