Poison hemlock vs. Queen Anne's lace
VSHRADER at DELPHI.COM
vshrader at news.delphi.com
Fri Jun 24 11:37:58 EST 1994
Please help me to identify some plants in my yeard which I think are
I live in Northern California. The plants start out looking like carrot
tops, with purple spots on the stem, and even a carrot-like root. They
grow into tall plants with a more woody stem (still with purple spots)
with tufts of tiny white flowers. The flowers are in small bunches, as
opposed to a large bunch at the end of the twig.
I heard a "radio naturalist" describe the carrot-like plants with purple
spotted stems as poison hemlock. I also know that Queen Anne's lace is
known as "wild carrot". I would like to know which plant is in my yard.
And by the way, is QA lace toxic?
Thanks in advance. I apologize profusely if this is a FAQ.
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