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Cicuta virosa, cowbane

Botanical names: Cicuta virosa, Selinum virosum, Coriandrum cicuta, Cicutaria virosa
Apiaceae
Common names
English: cowbane, northern water hemlock
Spanish: ?
French: ciguë aquatique, ciguë vireuse
German: Wasserschierling, Gift-Wasserschierling, Wüterich
Active constituents: polyyne (cicutoxin)

Cicuta virosa, cowbane
Cicuta virosa, cowbane
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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