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Poison Hemlock has purple-splotched stems. Photo © Jerry Kirkhart, via creative commons & flickr

Hemlock’s poison part of plants’ arsenal against being eaten

Our benign climate welcomes yet another uninvited transplant to the region. Poison hemlock joins hundreds of other invasive plant species that make themselves at home here. Like some of those other plants, it contains toxins. Unlike most of them, it resembles a common cooking herb, and can be easily mistaken Read more →