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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 31 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Giles County

  • State

    Virginia

  • Posted by

    lavenderlover

Notes:

These plants range from 2′ to 6′ and are now blooming with white umbel flowers; the leaves are, I believe, twice-pinnate. The stalks are not woody. Reminds me of Queen Anne’s Lace but the plants are quite tall and I’m not sure if the leaves are correct.

Comments

  • lavenderlover Registered says:

    Thanks everyone. I’ve looked again carefully and read descriptions and viewed photos of both poison hemlock and wild carrot. Definitely the former, as it has the characteristic reddish spotting on the stems and there are no drooping bracts beneath the flower umbels. The invasive Poison Hemlock it is. I appreciate all the help!

    June 3rd, 2015 at 6:21am

  • Jim Unregistered says:

    Haven’t double-checked re hemlock, but neither the leaf nor the flower is right for wild carrot.

    June 2nd, 2015 at 2:35pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    I googled the purple stems…. Came up poison hemlock: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=550

    June 2nd, 2015 at 2:45pm

  • Christine Registered says:

    Thank you steelekirk. I will take a walk and look again more closely. I thought wild carrot only grows to about 3′ and that the stems are hairy. These plants are much taller and I don’t believe the stems are hairy. I will pull one up and see what the root smells like. I appreciate your input.

    June 2nd, 2015 at 12:15pm

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    The hemlock is a five pointed star.

    June 2nd, 2015 at 12:15pm

  • steelekirk Flower Fanatic says:

    It looks like a wild carrot to me.

    June 2nd, 2015 at 12:38pm

  • Christine Registered says:

    Thanks, SunnySue2009! I had considered poison hemlock when searching in my reference books and online, but wanted a more expert opinion. I do believe you’ve nailed it. I really appreciate your time in responding. Have a happy summer!

    June 1st, 2015 at 7:47pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    Sorry, that just opens a search. Here’s one shot. http://www.creaseymahannaturepreserve.org/wp-content/uploads/blogger/-kIVqY3i_vik/TayEuaodobI/AAAAAAAALqw/DcC1VBtXKco/s1600/PoisonHemlock%2Bflower%2Band%2Bleaf.jpg

    June 1st, 2015 at 5:26pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    It looks like Poison Hemlock to me. Here’s my google search of images. Look and see if you agree. https://www.searchlock.com/search

    June 1st, 2015 at 5:29pm

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