Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Conium maculatum L. - Hemlock
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Conium maculatum
© Graham Day
Conium maculatum
© Robert Northridge
Conium maculatum
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A tall umbelliferous plant resembling the much more common hedge parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) but differing by having dark blotches on the stems. It often grows by streams running onto the upper seashore, but also occurs in hedgebanks and on roadsides.

Very poisonous!

All names: Conium maculatum L.