Poison hemlock spreading across Minnesota

Poison hemlock is an invasive plant native to Europe and North Africa that is highly toxic (i.e., fatal) to humans and livestock. It has been recorded in isolated pockets of Minnesota, and appears to be spreading quickly in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas. Learn how to identify poison hemlock and its common look-alikes; discover management and disposal strategies; and read about its human health impacts on our new poison hemlock information page.

Emily Dombeck
Emily is the UMN Extension Forestry Program Coordinator.

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