| Poison Hemlock |
| Conium maculatum|
| Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!
|| Duration: Biennial (hardy in zones 5-10) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
In the fresh state all parts are very poisonous. Juice was used in early times to execute criminals. Socrates is the most notable to die in this manner. Under proper directions it is a useful sedative for cases of nervous motor disturbances. The active principle, coniine, has provided to be an effective insecticide against aphids and blowflies. |
Due to plant import regulations, this item can not be shipped within Canada.