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Conium maculatum, Poison Hemlock
Family Umbelliferae
poison hemlock growth habit

Poison Hemlock leaves, Portage County, OH, June 2015
Poison hemlock has compound toothed leaves which look more like a fern than the common wild carrot. They are generally dark green and rich-looking, often clumped in the spring. All parts of the plant are fatally poisonous if ingested. Learn to identify this plant. It often grows in poor soil or disturbed edges. Wash thoroughly if you touch it.

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