Cicuta


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Cicuta

a genus of the plant family Apiaceae; these plants contain a toxic alcohol, cicutoxin, which causes sudden death in grazing livestock, often within minutes of being eaten. Roots and tubers are most toxic. Clinical signs include diarrhea, frothing at the mouth and convulsions. Includes C. bolanderi (water hemlock), C. bulbifera, C. californica, C. curtisii, C. douglasii, C. maculata, C. mackenziana, C. occidentalis, C. vagans (cowbane), C. virosa.
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Cicuta ME, Deza N, Roibon WR, Pereyra D, Benitez MC, Arzu RO, Boehringer SI.
A few are very common species, while some are relatively uncommon [Amsonia tabernaemontana (blue star), Cicuta bulbifera (bulblet water hemlock), Oxypolis rigidior (cowbane), Ranunculus pensylvanicus (bristly crowfoot), Sparganium eurycarpum bur-reed)].