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Hemlock
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
N.O. Umbelliferae
Genus :
Conium
Species :
maculatum
COMMON NAMES
Poison hemlock; Potted Parsley; Spotted Cowbane; St.-Bennet's-herb; Musquash Root
USES
Poison; Antispasmodic; Sedative; Socrates, condemned to die, committed suicide by drinking hemlock juice.
DESCRIPTION
Hemlock is a biennial herb with smooth, purple-spotted hollow stems. The leaves are highly divided into very small, fern-like leaflets. White flowers occur are umbrella-like and resemble Queen Ann's Lace. The plant has a strong unpleasant odor.
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