Also called spotted parsley, spotted cowbane, and suicide root (by the Iroquois).

Despite its common name, not a 🌲︎ coniferous tree
hemlock  genus Tsuga.

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

Native to nearly all of North America, from 🇨🇦 northern Canada to 🇲🇽 southern Mexico.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  ☠︎ Poisonous[?] to 👥︎ humans (all parts of plant).

Learn more about spotted water hemlock Cicuta maculata

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