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Queen Anne's Lace VS. Water Hemlock

There are 49 plants in blossom on July the 4th.
Asiatic Dayflower Commelina communis blossoms between Jun 29 and Aug 29
Bee Balm Monarda didyma Jun 27 to Aug 07
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus Jun 20 to Sep 05
Bittersweet Nightshade Solanum dulcamara May 30 to Sep 06
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia serotina Jun 18 to Sep 06
Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum Jun 29 to Sep 06
Bouncing Bet Saponaria officinalis Jun 03 to Aug 31
Canada Lily Lilium canadense Jul 01 to Jul 10
Celandine Chelidonium majus May 07 to Sep 11
Chicory Cichorium intybus Jun 28 to Oct 24
Common Cattail Typha latifolia Jun 18 to Jul 01
Common Cinquefoil Potentilla simplex Apr 30 to Aug 19
Common Elder Sambucus canadensis Jun 12 to Jul 10
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca Jun 18 to Jul 09
Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus Jun 17 to Jul 22
Common Plantain Plantago major Jun 27 to Jul 16
Common St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum Jun 08 to Sep 26
Cow Vetch Vicia cracca May 23 to Aug 29
Creeping Wood Sorrel Oxalis corniculata May 28 to Aug 29
Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus May 30 to Oct 24
Day Lily Hemerocallis fulva Jun 20 to Jul 22
Enchanters Nightshade Circaea quadrisulcata Jun 24 to Aug 02
English Plantain Plantago lanceolata Jun 08 to Jul 18
Field Hawkweed Hieracium pratense May 23 to Sep 07
Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata Jul 01 to Aug 02
Heal-all Prunella vulgaris Jun 19 to Aug 29
Henbit Lamium amplexicaule Jun 19 to Aug 29
Indian Tobacco Lobelia inflata Jun 25 to Aug 28
Meadowsweet Spiraea latifolia Jun 27 to Aug 25
Mild Water Pepper Polygonum hydropiperoides Jul 01 to Jul 01
Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia Jun 15 to Jul 10
Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca Jun 23 to Aug 12
Oxeye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum May 15 to Aug 02
Pokeweed Phytolacca americana Jul 01 to Jul 23
Red Clover Trifolium pratense May 23 to Oct 24
Shrubby Cinquefoil Potentilla fruticosa Jun 03 to Sep 19
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana Jun 16 to Jul 11
Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis Jul 01 to Sep 11
Tall Buttercup Ranunculus acris May 15 to Jul 16
Tall Meadow Rue Thalictrum polygamum Jun 18 to Jul 10
Thyme-leaved Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia May 10 to Aug 02
Water Hemlock Cicuta maculata May 15 to ....

Queen Anne's Lace VS. Water Hemlock

Queen Anne's Lace VS. Water Hemlock
Queen Anne's Lace VS. Water Hemlock
Daucus carota VS. Cicuta maculata
One plant is relatively harmless, the other, deadly poisonous (ever hear about Socrates?) Read on. Of Queen Anne's Lace, aka. Wild Carrot. Grieve says: "Medicinal Actions and Uses: Diuretic, Stimulant, Deobstruent."
Of Water Hemlock, aka. American Cowbane, Grieve states: "It is said to be the most poisonous plant native to the United States. Foster and Duke say of Queen Anne's Lace, "Flowers in a flat cluster, with one small deep purple floret at center, 3-forked bracts beneath." They warn not to confuse it with Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum.
Of Water Hemlock, "Stems smooth, purple streaked or spotted,... Flowers in loose umbrels." They warn not to confuse it with harmless members of the parsley family.

***~ WARNING ~***

All references to the plant Water Hemlock warn that it is poisonous.
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