spotted cowbane


spotted cow·​bane -ˈkau̇-ˌbān How to pronounce spotted cowbane (audio)
: a tall biennial North American herb of the genus Cicuta (C. maculata) chiefly of wetlands of northeastern North America with clusters of tuberous roots that resemble small sweet potatoes and are extremely poisonous

called also spotted hemlock

compare water hemlock

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“Spotted cowbane.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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