Saturday, 21 May 2011

Dangerous days!

I met some very dangerous plants today! Hemlock water dropwort is the most toxic plant in Britain and has often been mistaken for some which are edible. Death occurs in 70% of cases!

The very common cow parsley is on the left, and found just a few feet away, shown right, is hemlock water dropwort. It grows in damp places usually along the banks of ditches or streams.

Here is a big picture of the flowerhead.

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Where do I Walk?

Mainly in a fairly compact area on the north-east side of Steyning in West Sussex, UK.

For a map of this area see My Home Patch