Conium

Conium

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Conium is a genus of two species of highly poisonous perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as Conium maculatum, and to southern Africa as Conium chaerophylloides.By far the most familiar species is Conium maculatum (Hemlock or Poison Hemlock). It is a herbaceous biennial plant which grows between 1.5-2.5 metres (5-8 ft) tall, with a smooth green stem, usually spotted or streaked with red or purple on the lower half of the stem. The leaves are finely divided and lacy, overall triangular in shape, up to 50 centimetres (20 in) long and 40 centimetres (16 in) broad. The flowers are small, white, clustered in umbels up to 10-15 centimetres (4-6 in) across. When crushed, the leaves and root emit a rank, unpleasant odour often compared to that of parsnips.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136750007
  • 9786136750002