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spotted cowbane

noun
1.
a North American water hemlock, Cicuta maculata, of the parsley family, having a purple-mottled stem, white flowers, and deadly poisonous, tuberlike roots.
Also called musquash root, spotted hemlock.
Origin of spotted cowbane
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Poison hemlock, spotted cowbane and Jamestown weed are very poisonous.

    Seeds of Michigan Weeds W. J. (William James) Beal

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