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Avoid the Western Water Hemlock

The Water Hemlock, aka Cicuta douglasii, has been deemed by the USDA as “the most violently toxic plant that grows in North America”. The water hemlock contains the toxin cicutoxin, which if ingested, wreaks havoc on the central nervous system, causing grand mal seizures – which include loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions – […]