June 5, 2024 - 7:30am -- stone.91@osu.edu

Poison hemlock is gaining notoriety in NW Ohio and is seemingly popping up across the area. Currently it is in flower and towering along roadsides and other unkept areas. Flowers that are blooming now, will be setting seeds that will continue to produce plants into the future. 


Want to learn more about this highly toxic plant? Check out OSU's Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL) Alert at https://bygl.osu.edu/node/2111


While the toxicity of this plant does not cause rashes or blisters to the skin, caution is recommended when removing the plant. Removing flower heads now before the plant sets seeds will help reduce the number of plants produced in the future.