Blog Archive: July, 2021

How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Hemlock and Queen Anne's Lace

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants in North America and can be fatal if just a small amount is ingested. It can be found across much of the United States. It grows (often in dense patches) along roads, trails and the edges of fields and streams.

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Beware of Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip Growing In Your Yard

Posted on: July 5, 2021

Poison hemlock and wild parsnip, members of the carrot family, are two of the most dangerous weeds found in Ohio. These non-native weeds are commonly found growing together in roadsides, waste places, old fields, meadows, and along railroad tracks. The continuously wet conditions have allowed both to flourish this growing season. It’s important to be able to identify these plants and know what to expect if you accidentally come in contact with one.

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