Officials say watch out for Poison Hemlock

Officials say watch out for Poison Hemlock

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 7:22 AM

BOISE -- Noxious weeds are in full bloom around Idaho this summer.

Among them is the Poison Hemlock.

With its white flowers and parsley-like leaves, it doesn't look dangerous, but as its name implies, Poison Hemlock can kill people and animals.

The weed has a green stem, usually with red or purple spots, and can grow to heights of three to six feet tall.

Though highly toxic, Poison Hemlock is very easy to control by simply pulling it out or using herbicides.

For more information click here for information about the Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign.

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