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Plant ID? [one of the many plants that looks like poison hemlock]

 
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Can anyone help to ID this plant? Thanks.
 
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That looks like hemlock to me.
It's extremely poisonous.
 
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Could be lots of stuff I think we need more details from where cheryl is ?
I was thinging oldmans beard
 
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Hi all, I'm in Oklahoma. This plant is all over my yard, and I'm constantly pulling it out. It only gets about 2 ft tall, the seed capsules are very adhesive, it seems to do fine in both sun and shade, and it's an annual. Descriptions that I've seen of Hemlock say that it's biennial, so I don't think that's what it is. Can anyone tell me what some of the possibilities are, so I can start from there?
 
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Is there a flower? What does it look like? What do the seed capsules look like?
 
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wild carrots (Daucus carota) and poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) look a lot alike when young, check this link out, if it is one of those two plants, this will help you to identify:

http://abouquetfrommendel.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/of-wild-carrots-and-the-death-of-socrates/
 
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Wild Chervil and Fools Parsley can look a lot like Hemlock. However, Poison Hemlock has smooth stems often with purple splotches on them, has a disagreeable mousy odor when crushed, and grows up to 12 feet tall.

http://www.transitionheathrow.com/2013/04/mon-22-april-how-to-forage-wild-chervil-without-dying/
http://seh1101.hubpages.com/hub/Midwestern-Weeds-Invasive-Plants-Poison-Hemlock
 
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Thanks for helping. I think I'll have to wait until it flowers and I'll post a picture then. It does smell like carrots. Does hemlock?? (Don't worry, I won't be eating it).
 
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Cheryl Baker wrote:Thanks for helping. I think I'll have to wait until it flowers and I'll post a picture then. It does smell like carrots. Does hemlock?? (Don't worry, I won't be eating it).




If it smells like carrots and has a hairy stem, then it's probably 100% sure to be Queen Anne's Lace (QAL) and definitely not Poison Hemlock. Hemlock has a nasty odor like mouse urine. Sometimes there may be some reddish coloring on the stems, but definitely not the purple splotches as in Hemlock. Wild Chervil, Hemlock, and QAL all have similar appearing flowers.
 
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the purple blotches on stem appear at a later stage so it seems there is no way to differentiate it beyond smell at the early stages. http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/conium_maculatum.htm
 
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Cheryl Baker wrote:Thanks for helping It does smell like carrots

Yeah, sounds like wild carrot
I know I was a bit "eek, poison! Poison!" before, but hemlock's so nasty I thought I'd get in fast and be all hysterical
 
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