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Today’s Flowers #18: Poison Hemlock

03 Jun

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The sign says:

Poison hemlock grows wild in this area. It is sometimes mistaken for wild parsley or carrot. All parts of this plant are poisonous and should not be eaten or fed to the farm animals. If you are not sure what poison hemlock looks like here is how to identify: it is a tall branching plant that can reach a height of ten feet; the stem is smooth and dotted with purple spots; the leaves are fern-like; and the flowers form large, open white clusters. When broken, the fresh stems have a strong odor.

The farm animals, especially the goats and rabbits, can be harmed if they are fed poison hemlock. Some have died. Many animals like goats cannot digest foods that are not part of their natural diet. Please do your part and not feed the animals.

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10 Comments

Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Today's Flowers

 

10 responses to “Today’s Flowers #18: Poison Hemlock

  1. Randi, Sweden

    June 3, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Terrific shots! Love the light.

     
  2. self sagacity

    June 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Nice expression of the flower.

     
  3. docgelo

    June 3, 2012 at 6:33 am

    who would have thought that this delicate and immaculate tiny blooms are poisonous… my oh my… i learn a thing everyday! 🙂

     
  4. Luna Miranda

    June 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    i loveeeeeeeeeee your photos—an exquisite flower. too bad it’s poisonous.

     
  5. Carver

    June 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Lovely flower and good to know that it’s poisonous.

     
  6. Chris

    June 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

     
  7. laura hegfield

    June 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    dangerous beauty!

     
  8. Eileen

    June 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Gorgeous images.

     
  9. PM

    June 4, 2012 at 12:53 am

    omg, poor animals if they re mistakenly fed this flower!

     
  10. Rose Cottrill

    June 4, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Gorgeous blooms!

    Orange Lilies, have a great week ahead.

     

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