Despite its common name, not a 🌲︎ coniferous tree
hemlock  genus Tsuga,
although someone once thought their crushed foliage 👃︎ smelled similar.

Instead, poison hemlock is a herbaceous plant, part of 🥕︎ carrot/celery/parsley  family Apiaceae.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe and northern Africa.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  ☠︎ Poisonous[?] to 👥︎ humans and livestock.   And causes birth defects.  ☠︎ Poisonous[?] to 👥︎ humans (all parts of plant).

Learn more about poison hemlock Conium maculatum

Management and Control (Wisconsin)  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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