What Killed Socrates? The Plant in the Alley!

Years ago I took a wild plants course and was taught that poison hemlock grew nearby. It looks very similar to some other plants that grew nearby, such as Queen Anne’s lace, osha, water hemlock, angelica and cow parsnip. After careful identification of all these plants using multiple plant guides (including a regional plant guide by Michael Moore, a reputable herbalist), I found poison hemlock growing in the alley less than a block away from where I lived! 

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