BCP/Cicuta maculata


Cicuta maculata

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Profile for Cicuta maculata (Spotted Water Hemlock)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous forb
Flowers:The inflorescence of white flowers is similar in appearance to many other species in the carrot family. It is a compound umbel with a many clusters of flowers.
Foliage:The long leaves are made up of several lance-shaped, pointed, serrated leaflets. Each shiny green leaflet is 2 to 10 centimeters long and the entire leaf may be up to 40 centimeters long.
Stem:Hollow erect stem to a maximum height between 1 and 1.5 meters.
Growing Conditions:Wet meadows, swamps, edge of ponds and lakes
Fruit:The dry tan-brown fruit is a few millimeters long.
Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
Similar Plants:Cicuta virosa, Daucus carota
General information:This is a poisonous plant.
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer

Regional data:
New Hampshire: (native) June, July, August

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This page is a profile for the plant species Cicuta maculata, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.