Common name: Hemlock
Scientific name: Conium maculatum
Hazard associated: Deadly poison if ingested.
- Hemlock is extremely poisonous. It was used to execute people in ancient Greece (Socrates is the most famous example).
- It is found across multiple continents due to its weedy characteristics.
- Hemlock is in the same family as the wild carrot and two species may be confused at times.
|Smells carroty||Has a rank, musty smell|
|Hairy green stems||Smooth green stems with purple or reddish stripes or patches|
|Has a central purplish red flower in the middle of the white flowers.||Uniformly white flowers
See http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Identify-Queen-Annes-Lace-Wild-Carrot for more details about the differences