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Wild Chervil Flowering

You can’t drive very far right now without seeing a sea of tiny, white flowers belonging to an invasive plant, Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris… 330 more words

Dailies 5/14/17: 2 poems about mothers, 1 about a dishwasher, + useful verses for distinguishing cow parsley from poison hemlock

Lucille Clifton – My Mama moved among the days

My Mama moved among the days
like a dreamwalker in a field;
seemed like what she touched was hers… 113 more words

Don't eat this plant! Poison-hemlock may be growing near you

Watch out this spring for poison-hemlock (Conium maculatum), a common noxious weed that’s toxic to people and animals. The stems of young poison-hemlock look like those of carrots and other members of the carrot family, but eating any part of the plant can be fatal. 389 more words

Weed Identification

Noxious weeds starting to emerge in early March

It might still be snowing in the mountains, but it’s not too early to find noxious weeds starting to emerge. On a recent tour of a few Seattle locations with noxious weed specialist Karen Peterson, I was able to find quite an assortment. 650 more words

Weed Identification

Late October in Juneau

Fall is rather a tough time for a curious naturalist here. Most of the songbirds are gone, the flowers aren’t blooming any more, the days are short and getting shorter, and most of the time it’s raining. 574 more words

Poison Hemlock

Pest: Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Pest Type: Biennial broadleaf herbaceous weed

Major Identifying Features: Highly poisonous weed, invasive, can be mistaken for carrots, celery etc., first leaves are distinctive (simple tapered at base, elliptical and rounded at tip, and prominent veins below surface), grows rosette, dark glossy-green leaves that are 2 feet long and divided several times, no hairs… 100 more words