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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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