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November 2011 - Poison Hemlock
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Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum
Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum

Poison Hemlock is a member of the carrot family and was introduced to North America from Europe. It thrives in marshy and damp areas. The tiny flowers have 5 petals and grow in clusters. This plant is highly poisonous. It was a potion made of Poison Hemlock that Socrates used to kill himself in 399 BC.

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