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Poison Hemlock
Apiaceae
Conium maculatum


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Apiaceae Family

Conium Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Poison Hemlock


Location

Its in one of our flower gardens/First documented site of this plant is 1919 in Multnomah County, and was introduced into North America either accidentally or deliberately.

Physical Description
Biennial; blooms early summer. Grows 3 to 7 feet tall. Stems erect. Leaves alternate, one per node, petioled and pinnately divided. Flowers are white in compound stemmed umbels, mostly flat on top. Enlarged taproot is the most easily recognizable feature.


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Apiaceae
Apiales
Apiales
Api Order (Carrot)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
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Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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General Information

Looks similar to a fern. Apparently the juices of this plant was used to execute Socrates by the Athenians. It is a member of the Carrot family, and sometimes emmits a foul odor. Take caution when removing, wear washable gloves.



green, leafy
There is more than one plant in the same flower bed, curious whether its a weed or not.

Comment: Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum

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gardengeek
gardengeek
April 15, 2011
Looks like Poison Hemlock, check if it has purple dots on it's stem.
Conium maculatum

Family: Apiaceae
images.google.com images?q=poison+hemlock

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