Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cicuta maculata L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Josh Sulman

Josh Sulman
Family Apiaceae
Cicuta maculata L.
common water-hemlock, spotted water-hemlock
Cicuta: ancient Latin name of poison hemlock
maculata: Latin for "spotted" or "mottled"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-7' tall, emerging, semi-aquatic forb; stems often branched, stout, hollow, partitioned inside, often purple spotted; tuberous, sweet-smelling, deadly poisonous roots
Flower: white, 5-parted; inflorescence a 3" flat-topped, compound umbel; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:rounded, ribbed, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit: fruit drawing seed: seed drawing
Leaf:2-3 times pinnately-divided; separate, broad, toothed leaflets leaf drawing
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; meadows, woods, marshes
(Glossary)

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