Cicuta virosa

Cicuta virosa

  • Cicuta virosa
  • Cicuta virosa
  • Flower name
    Cicuta virosa
  • Scientific name
    Cicuta virosa
  • Alias毒芹, Cicuta virosa, オオゼリ, 大芹, water-hemlock, cowbane, ドクセリ
  • Place of originEurope, North America and East Asia
  • Place of floweringWetlands
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

What is Cicuta virosa

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.


  • Eye
    Apiales
  • Family
    Apiaceae
  • Genus
    Cicuta
  • Species
    C. virosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Multiflora inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    2 times pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life type large, perennial, poisonous plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height80.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.3 cm

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