Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Conium maculatum L. image
Photographer: Flora.cyberia           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

from USDA Plants Website
Family Apiaceae
Conium maculatum L.
poison-hemlock
Conium: derived from ancient Greek name coneion for hemlock
maculatum: Latin for "spotted" or "mottled"
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Status: Introduced - adventive; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, biennial, up to 8' tall forb; stems green with purple spots, freely branched, and hollow; all parts deadly poisonous
Flower: white, 5-parted; inflorescence of many 2"-3 1/2" mostly terminal umbels often with 2-4 together from the top stem node, with age the side umbels overtop the central one; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit:fruit drawing seed:seed drawing
Leaf:not clasping the stem, 8"-16" broadly-triangular to ovate in outline, 3-4 times pinnately-divided, toothedleaf drawing
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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