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Related to hemlock: hemlock tree, Conium maculatum

co·ni·um

(kō-nē'ŭm),
The dried unripe fruit of Conium maculatum (family Umbelliferae), also known as spotted cowbane or spotted parsley; it has been used as a sedative, antispasmodic, and anodyne.
Synonym(s): hemlock
[L. fr. G. kōneion, hemlock]

hemlock

(hĕm′lŏk′)
n.
a. Any of several poisonous plants of the genera Conium and Cicuta of the parsley family, such as the poison hemlock.
b. A poison obtained from the poison hemlock.

hemlock

the common name for Conium maculatum, a plant indigenous to most of Europe and the source of a poisonous alkaloid, coniine. It is considered unsafe for any use, but an extract of the leaves and flowers of conium has been used as a respiratory sedative and its hydrochloride salts have been used as an antispasmodic. Also called conium.
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Poison hemlock
Any of the poisonous herbs of the carrot family, especially Conium maculatum, but also Tsuga spp, which contain an alkaloid, conine, that evokes CNS hyperactivity, followed by medullary depression and respiratory failure
Management Activated charcoal

hemlock

Toxicology Any of the poisonous herbs of the carrot family, especially Conium maculatum, but also Tsuga spp, which contain an alkaloid, conine, that evokes CNS hyperactivity, followed by medullary depression and respiratory failure Treatment Activated charcoal

hemlock

there are a number of weeds in different genera that go by this name.

poison hemlock
water hemlock
see cicuta.
hemlock water dropwort
oenanthecrocata.
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Pennsylvania's state tree is under deadly attack by the Hemlock woolly adelgid," said DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti, "and our Bureau of Forestry has mounted a comprehensive and science-based battle plan that addresses both the non-native, invasive insect and the invaluable forest species it is killing.
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Kenneth Gooch, Forest Health Program supervisor for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, collects 10 sample branches of Hemlock woolly adelgid on Hemlock trees at Wells State Park in Sturbridge, in upper right photo.
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