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I Didn’t Know That!

By Carol Gilmore, Colorado Master Gardener

Is it Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace?

People have been asking, “Is this plant Poison Hemlock or Queen Anne’s Lace?” It’s a good thing to be aware of since all parts of the Poison Hemlock plant are poisonous and the roots of Queen Anne’s Lace are edible. They are both members of the carrot family. Both are found along waterways, roadways, and railroad tracks. Poison hemlock is on the Colorado Noxious Weed list (List C) whereas Queen Anne’s Lace is non-native to the US.

Here’s how to tell the difference:

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