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Poison Hemlock - Conium maculatum
Other Names:  Poison-hemlock, Devil's Bread, Carrot Fern, Devil's Porridge, Poison Parsley, Spotted Corobane, Spotted Hemlock

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Glabrous, highly poisonous biennials. Stems stout, hollow, erect, branched, 0.5–3 m, purple-spotted. Leaves basal and cauline, petiolate; blades ovate in outline, 15–30 cm long, tripinnate; leaflets lobed; ultimate segments <1 mm long. Umbels terminal and axillary, compound; involucral and involucel bracts, lanceolate to ovate. Flowers white; stylopodium low-conic; styles reflexed. Mericarps ovoid, slightly compressed parallel to the commissure, glabrous, 2–3 mm long; ribs barely winged; oil tubes many in the intervals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout most of temperate North America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Moist, disturbed soil along streams, ditches, cool open slopes; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

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