Flower NameCicuta virosa
Formal NameCicuta virosa
Alias毒芹, Cicuta virosa, 大芹, water-hemlock, cowbane
HabitatEurope, North America and East Asia
Morphlarge, perennial, poisonous plant
Cicuta virosa or water-hemlock (scientific name: Cicuta virosa) is a large, perennial, poisonous plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe, North America and East Asia. It is native to water bodies and wetlands. All grasses are poisonous. It is considered one of the three most poisonous plants which are Coriaria and aconite (scientific name:Aconitum) i. Its leaves are similar to those of the edible parsley.
Common name: Cicuta virosa, scientific name: Cicuta virosa, also known as : cowbane or northern water hemlock, cowbane, leaf shape: 2 or 3 pinnate compound leaves, leaf margin: serrated, inflorescence: compound inflorescence, flower color: white, flower diameter Flowering time: June to July.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf typeBipinnate-Compound Leaf
Height80 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter0.2 ~ 0.3