Identifying Water Hemlocks. The most poisonous plants in North America.

Deadly Poisonous cicuta maculate - Water Hemlock by stream… beautiful but has to be eliminated to protect kids and animals

Elderberrys? Water hemlock? Can you tell? (The latter is highly poisonous!)

Ripe Elderberry fruit The most common confused questions I hear on identification are about elderberries and the water hemlock.

Spotted Cowbane or Water Hemlock, cicuta maculata      ...

Spotted Cowbane or Water Hemlock, cicuta maculata - high resolution image from old book.This JPEG image is a high resolution printable scan of an old page (or plate, or engraving, or lithograph) from antique book published

John Nash (British, 1893-1977). Water Hemlock Cowbane / Cicuta Virosa Umbelliferae. 1927. (wood engraving)

Water Hemlock Cowbane / Cicuta Virosa Umbelliferae - wood engraving 1927 - John Nash U.

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Water Hemlock (Conium) could cause respiratory collapse and death by blocking the neuromuscular junction resulting in muscular paralysis of the respiratory muscles due to lack of oxygen to the heart. leaves are fatal

Elderberry or Water Hemlock? | Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Betony: Rich Root, Poor Root - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Elderberry or Water Hemlock? | Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Edible Flowers: Part Seventeen - Eat The Weeds and other things, too

Cicuta maculata (Water Hemlock): Cicuta maculata (Water Hemlock): stems may have purple spots, but leaves are not lacy. Highly toxic to humans and livestock.

Photos and information about Minnesota flora - Water Hemlock: flat cluster up to 6 inches across of flowers with 5 notched petals

10# Poisonous Plants , water hemlock

Deadly Whistles: Water Hemlock (Toxic Tuesdays: A Weekly Guide to Poison Gardens)

#1 Water Hemlock, aka Cicuta douglasii, has been deemed by the USDA as the most “violently toxic plant that grows in North America”. It contains the toxin cicutoxin, which if ingested, wreaks havoc on the central nervous system, causing grand mal seizures – which include loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions – and eventual death. Water hemlock is different from poison hemlock, Socrates’ notorious killer, containing coniine alkaloids that kill by paralyzing the respiritry…

Many plants use highly poisonous toxins for self defense and others are even carnivorous (meat eating).

caption id=attachment_13354 align=aligncenter width=576 Ripe Elderberry fruit/caption The most common confused questions I hear on identification are about elderberries and the water hemlock. Had I

caption align=aligncenter Ripe Elderberry fruit/caption The most common confused questions I hear on identification are about elderberries and the water hemlock.

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