Can you identify poison hemlock? Do you know whereabouts it grows? Do you know what areas of North America it is found? Did you know it kills people and animals every year?
Firstly, poison hemlock is not to be dismissed, several people each year are killed by it in the US. Often people mistake it for parsley, carrots and water parsnip. It is common along roadsides, trails and streams and it is distributed across North America, especially in the northern states.
Symptoms of hemlock poisoning include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Respiratory failure
If you are still not convinced at how concerned your should be about poison hemlock, consider this – people have died after eating birds that had eaten hemlock seeds.
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