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Poison Hemlock

Conium maculatum


From the Parsley family these can be confused with Wild Carrot. Wild Carrot produces flowers in the summer, Poison Hemlock does in the spring. They can grow up to 8 ft and stems are hairy. Flowers grows in umbrella shaped clusters. Every part of the plant is poisonous. Whether ingested it can also be toxic to skin and respiratory system.


Found this one on a hillside by a trail.

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Hayward, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014

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