Land Plants - invasive

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) on May 18, 2024

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EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Tall stalks of poison hemlock. About to flower.


Thanks Diane. We don't have a county program to treat this weed, but talking to the landowner to gain access and pull it or spray with herbicide is an option. It's common that land managers try to minimize herbicide use, but sometimes poison hemlock is a weed that gets sprayed because people don't want to handle it. Pulling it with eye protection in gloves is typically good enough to stay safe. I'd just try to bag it and throw it in the garbage. That way it doesn't end up shriveling up and end up in the hayfield where it could be bailed with the hay for livestock feed.

Michael Ahr
May 22, 2024, 9:50 a.m.