You may remember the story about Socrates drinking a cup of Poison Hemlock. Yup, same deadly stuff! Just coming into contact with it can cause you problems. More details about POISON HEMLOCK – Conium maculatum:
Brought to the US from Europe in the 1800’s.
Biennial herb that grows 8 to 9 feet tall (2.4 to 2.7 meters) tall.
White blossoms in late Spring are often confused with Queen Anne’s Lace.
Purple blotches appear on the hollow stems.
One plant can produce over 30,000 seeds.
Especially invasive along stream banks.
ALL plant parts are extremely poisonous to livestock and human beings, and remain toxic for years.
CONTROL: Pulling or Mowing (wear eye and skin protection) or herbicides.