Family:
Apiaceae
Toxins:
polyacetylenes aethusin, aethusanol A
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Found:
waterside, meadows, fields

Time of Greatest Risk

JFMAMJJASOND

Geographical Distribution

Fool's parsley distribution - United States

Related Species

Fool's Parsley

Aethusa cynapium

Fool's Cicely, Or Poison Parsley
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Fool's parsley (Aethusa cynapium) is an annual herb from the Apiaceae plant family. It's related to and looks similar to poison hemlock and water drop-wart, which are also poisonous. Fool's parsley contains polyacetylenes, which are toxic to animals if ingested.

Symptoms

  • Respiratory Failure
  • Death

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