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Hemlock Water-Dropwort

Observed: 15th June 2013 By: JessicaBluebellsJessicaBluebells’s reputation in PlantsJessicaBluebells’s reputation in PlantsJessicaBluebells’s reputation in Plants
CIMG0006 (2)

Growing on the margin of our pond is this robust umbellifer. It took me a while to identify and I'm still not 100% sure - it was the sparsely arranged paw-like leaflets which made up my mind. Apparently it contains a poison called oenanthetoxin, which triggers spasmodic convulsions and possibly death! Lovely!

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Species with which Hemlock Water-Dropwort (Oenanthe crocata) interacts