Brief Description: Herbaceous, annual or biennial plant. Strong sprout, upright, ramified at the top, hollow internally, with reddish-brown spots at its lower part and height from 50 cm up to 2.5 metres. Stalked leaves, large, compound 2-4 times, winged. Small white flowers appearing usually during the second year and forming compound umbellets at the end of the sprout. The fruit is schizocarp, consisting of ovate to almost spherical, greyish-green mericarps. It bears flowers from April until August. 
Bibliography: Εκδοτική Αθηνών 1983. Εκπαιδευτική Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Τόμος 10, Φυτολογία. Αθήνα. Stevens P. F. 1972. Conium L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 4: 380. Edinburgh. 
Particular Features: Hemlock has been known since the ancient times for its toxic properties and, for this reason, they used it for the execution of people condemned to death. Furthermore, due to its pharmaceutical properties, they prescribed it as analgesic, antispasmodic, f 
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