Cicuta maculata
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Cicuta maculata

water hemlock

  family apiaceae 
  genus cicuta 

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Genus  Cicuta Species  maculata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  water hemlock Family  APIACEAE Specimen number  S5070 Data source  Poison p82
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial Life span  2 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Erect Overall height  3' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Roots   Whole plant Poisonous indications  It looks like wild parsnip. Tiny amount of root causes tremors, stomach ache, delirium and death. Internal poison  yes Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Can be fatal if taken internally. This whole plant is toxic. It is poisonous if ingested. It looks like wild parsnip. Tiny amount of root causes tremors, stomach ache, delirium and death.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cicuta maculata is a biennial. Flowers: Water hemlock has loose flat umbels. Flowers begin in May and don't stop until September. The flowers are typically of a white color.

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