Helosciadium nodiflorum (L.) Koch

Fool's watercress

source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Helosciadium nodiflorum (L.) W.D.J. Koch
The Plant list Apium nodiflorum (L.) Lag.
English name Fool's watercress

Crop relationship
Celery related genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe W- and S-Europe
Asia W-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.ppju0q
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.ppju0q

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information