Photographer: Janice Stiefel
Cicuta bulbifera L.
Cicuta: ancient Latin name of poison hemlock
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-40" tall, emergent aquatic; stems slender, hollow, partitioned inside; roots clustered, usually with thickened tubers; bulbets form in the upper leaf axils|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, sepals triangular; inflorescence a 2" compound umbel; blooms July-Sept.|
|Fruit:||dry, splitting into 2 seeds |
|Leaf:||all on the stem, 1 to 3 times pinnately-divided into narrow, toothed leaflets|
|Habitat: ||wet; marshes, streambanks|