Family: Apiaceae (Parsley)
Other Scientific Names: None.
Other Common Names: Hemlock
Growth Form/Reproduction: Biennial forb. Reproduces through seed.
Legal Status: None.
Agricultural: Crowds outdesirable forage species and can pison lifestock and humans.
Ecological: Gradually invades native riparian and lowland communities.
Human: All parts of the plant are highly poisonous and should be handled with caution.
Habitat: Dry to moist sites. Can be found in poorly drained soils and scattered in riparian areas. Often found along streatms, irrigation ditches and the borders of pastures and cropland, and can invade perennial crops.
Status and Distribution: Locally common in southwest areas of the province, including the Vancouver and Victoria areas.