Flower Database

Cicuta virosa

Basic information
Flower Name
Cicuta virosa
Formal Name
Cicuta virosa
Alias
毒芹, Cicuta virosa, 大芹, water-hemlock, cowbane
Habitat
Europe, North America and East Asia
Morph
large, perennial, poisonous plant
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Apiales
Family
Apiaceae
Genus
Cicuta
Species
C. virosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Glomerule
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Bipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Marsh
Color
White
Season
Jun Jul
Height
80  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
0.2  ~ 0.3