Hemlock?

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Hemlock?

Post: #260700 Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 11:23 am

I've seen it in books and things to watch out for but never seen it for real, found this yesterday which fits the images I remember, is it hemlock or hemlock water dropwort? It was by a canal but other side of the path from the actual water.

http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/ab21 ... to-153.jpg

http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/ab21 ... to-154.jpg

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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260709 gregorach
Thu May 17, 2012 11:44 am

Those red splotches look very hemlocky to me.
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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260714 MKG
Thu May 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Looks like it to me too. Doesn't matter as far as toxicity is concerned - both are poisonous.

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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260729 boboff
Thu May 17, 2012 1:24 pm

It is Hemlock, it's a bienial, the other is a perenial. Similar habitats, but a Dunc says the stem is the give away.

Although it could be Rough Chervil, Hemlock smells bad, and is more common in damp places, and will grow to 2m, Rough Chervil only half that. Hemlock leaves split up to 4 Pinate, Chervil 2 - 3.

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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260737 Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 2:09 pm

New book? Info?

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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260739 boboff
Thu May 17, 2012 2:37 pm

Oh it's brilliant, its a Collins Complete Guide to British Wild Flowers, it was £3 at the Works, and part of a by 2 get one free offer, so I got Trees and Birds as well!
They are really good for first identifications, then when you have an idea you can do more on line, try googling, green thing, doesn't help much!
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Re: Hemlock?

Post: #260746 Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 3:48 pm

Yeah I have various books, food for free and others I use for reference but find photos and videos offer better clarity.


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