Cicuta maculata
(Water Hemlock)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Water Hemlock, Spotted Hemlock, Spotted Water Hemlock, Spotted Cowbane, Cowbane, Poison Parsnip, Spotted Cowbane, Spotted Parsley, Suicide Root
    Synonyms: Cicuta curtissii, Cicuta mexicana
    Lifespan: Biennial, short-lived Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - September
    Status: Native

Cicuta maculata, or Water Hemlock, is native to the entire continental United States. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial that grows in moist areas like wet meadows and prairies, streamsides, ditches, fens and swamps. It blooms in mid summer with small white flowers. ALL parts of this plant are deadly poisonous!

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