This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poison hemlock, poison fool's parsley
- Poisonous Plants
- Biennial herb with a smooth, purple-spotted or lined, hollow stem; taproot solid and parsnip-like; leaves large, 3-4 pinnately divided, the leaflets very small; flowers small, white, in umbrella-like clusters
- Naturalized in USA, NC
- Poison Part:
- All parts; leaves mistaken for parsley and seeds mistaken for anise.; "cup of hemlock" once used by early Greeks for capital punishment
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, muscular weakness, paralysis, nervousness, trembling, dilation of pupils, weak pulse, convulsions, coma
- Toxic Principle:
- Alkaloids coniine and others
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area at edge of ponds, creeks, marshes; weedy in disturbed areas and waste places, marshy areas and ditches
NCCES plant id: 1012