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Cicuta is a small genus of four species of highly poisonous flowering plants in the family Apiaceae. They are perennial herbaceous plants which grow up to Template:Convert tall, having distinctive small green or white flowers arranged in an umbrella shape (umbel). Commonly known as water hemlock, plants in this genus may also be referred to as Cowbane or Poison Parsnip. Cicuta is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, mainly North America and Europe, typically growing in wet meadows, along streambanks and other wet and marshy areas. These plants bear a close resemblance to other members of the family Apiaceae and may be confused with a number of other edible and poisonous plants. The common name hemlock may also be confused with poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).



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