Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2837

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in ditches, roadsides, streambanks, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Pinnately decompound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Conium maculatum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Conium maculatum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-24-001:
Conium maculatum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Poison Hemlock