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Hemlock

Conium maculatum

Also known as

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

4a-8b

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Hemlock Overview

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.

How to harvest Hemlock

Not usually harvested

How to propagate Hemlock

Seed

Scatter seed on moist compost or soil.

Special features of Hemlock

Attracts bees

Drought resistant

Other uses of Hemlock

Wildflower/meadow, poisonous- once medicinal. Attracts butterflies. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.