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Conium maculatum, Poison Hemlock
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Poison Hemlock bud, Portage County, OH, June 2015
Poison hemlock has a flat umbel of white flowers like Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrot). This is the bud. 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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