Poisonous Hemlock: A Growing Problem

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The association of poison hemlock with the death of Socrates in ancient Greece in 399 B.C. provides a glimpse of the toxic history of this plant. Two decades ago an aggressive search was required before a specimen could be found in Arkansas, but now poison hemlock grows abundantly within a stones throw of anywhere.

A close relative of carrot, celery, dill, and Queen Anne's lace, hemlock has

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