Giant Hogweed

M.Moore skaamjm at
Thu Nov 19 12:41:30 EST 1992

>Two related notes
>Several years ago there was a caseof alleged child abuse in the UK where two
>chilren were found with marks similar to cigarette burns over their bodies.
>It then transpired that they had been using the stems of an Umbellifera as
>pea shooters. Was this also G.H. or are other members of this family toxic
>to varying degrees?

Ever heard of hemlock? (also one of the Umbelliferae, as are carraway, 
carrot, fennel, cow parsly, parsley....)

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