Weed Files: Poison Hemlock


This biennial forb was introduced from Europe. It grows 3 to 10 feet tall and has white flowers resembling carrot. The leaves are ferny, and can often be confused with Queen Anne’s lace and wild carrot. All parts of the plant are poisonous. It should be removed from garden beds and any remaining roots treated with a systemic herbicide. Wear gloves and long sleeves when removing; toss in the trash, do not burn!


Poison Hemlock
Poison Hemlock

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