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One Of The 'Deadliest Plants In North America' Is Blooming. What To Know About Poison Hemlock.

By Wolfenstein, 06/22/2021


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By Zach Tuggle

June 21, 2021

 

Poison Hemlock can cause blisters if touched or death if eaten

 

GALION, Ohio – Poison hemlock, a dangerous weed that has only been in the Buckeye State for a few years, is in full bloom this week in North Central Ohio.

The hazardous plant is more visible in the area this year than ever before, according to Jason Hartschuh, Ohio State University Extension agent for Crawford County.

"It’s everywhere. You about can't drive U.S. 30 and not see it," Hartschuh said. "It keeps spreading by wildlife and by water and flood plains."

Poison hemlock started making news in 2019 when it was reported to have spread across southern Ohio. Now it's abundant across the state. The plant is also prevalent in Pennsylvania

 

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One Of The 'Deadliest Plants In North America' Is Blooming. What To Know About Poison Hemlock.

 

 

 

 

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