Hemlock Conium Maculatum Seeds
A beautiful annual (here in California, it dies down in summer to fall and then the fresh crop comes up in the middle of winter, providing lush green foliage and lovely flowers when all else is frostbitten and brown).
Roots resemble carrots but are deadly like seeds and leaves. When I spill seeds on the floor I sweep them up and throw them outside into one bed where they grow by themselves. Invasive plants.
Lovely addition to any witch's garden with very showy, white flower clusters on short to very tall stalks and beautiful, green, ornamental, fern-like leaves (brought to the New World in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant, which quickly spread across America to the West coast). Deer and rabbit proof.
Needs ample water! My own yard is filled with a plethora of poisonous plants, from Datura to tobacco to mandrake, so the hemlock fits right in. Would make a deadly but lovely animal and human border when combined with Daturas and wormwood!
Plant family: Apiaceae
Plant height approx.: 50 – 250 cm
Flowering time: June, July, August, September
Flower color: White
Root system: Taproot
Sunlight: full sun