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Spotted Cowbane (Cicuta maculata)

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Other common names: Water Hemlock
Family: Apiaceae (Parsley)
Height: 3 to 6 ft.
Blooms: June to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size:  0.15 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
Date:  7/20/2002
Notes: Highly poisonous.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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