Hemlock

Conium maculatum

Poison Hemlock, Carrot-Fern, Deadly Hemlock, Fool's-Parsley, Poison Parsley, Spotted-Hemlock, Spotted-Parsley

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Also known as Hemlock or Poison Hemlock, this weed is highly poisonous and has leaves that look like carrot leaves. It can grow in a variety of areas and environments but is usually found in poorly draining soils or near streams, ditches, rivers etc.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Not usually harvested

Propagation

Seed

Scatter seed on moist compost or soil.

Special features

Attracts bees

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Europe, North-Africa

Natural climate

Global

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Water

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild
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