Poisonous and toxic plants

Poisonous and toxic plants

Major hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Hemlock is a biennial herbaceous plant native to Europe, which can be found up to 1800 meters above sea level.It is known simply as hemlock, which has gone down in history as the drink drunk by Socrates to take his life. a poisonous plant in all its parts. Contains cicutoxin, an extremely toxic substance located mainly in the rhizome. The poisonings are mainly due to the fact that the plant is confused with celery, parsley or angelica, all edible plants. It is one of the most toxic plants there is and about half of the poisonings are fatal.


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