Conium maculatum L. 50+ PCS fresh seeds, Hemlock, Poison hemlock, Wild hemlock, Herb seeds, Flower herb, herb, Organic seeds

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Conium maculatum L. fresh seeds, Hemlock, Poison hemlock, Wild hemlock, Herb seeds, Flower herb, Medicinal herb, Organic seeds (lat. Conium maculatum L.).

Syn.: mottled hemlock, smelly grass, puzzle, poisonous omega, poisonous stem
Spotted hemlock is a biennial herbaceous plant with an unpleasant mouse smell.
A biennial herbaceous plant with a tall stem (60-180 cm). A very poisonous plant, has an unpleasant mouse smell. The root is powerful, fusiform, whitish. The stem is glabrous, branched, finely furrowed, hollow, with a bluish bloom and reddish-brown spots. The leaves (lower) petioles are broadly triangular, thrice pinnate, rather large (30-60 cm long), the middle and upper ones are smaller, with a very short petiole – almost sessile, with narrow sheaths, their terminal lobes are pinnately incised or separate. The flowers are small, almost white, collected in complex umbels forming a corymbose-paniculate inflorescence. The perianth is double, 5-membered. Stamens are also 5, alternating with petals. Pistil with a lower double-nest ovary. The fruit is a two-seeded, splitting into two fruits (mericarpy). Secretory tubules are absent in mature fruits. Blooms in May-June.
In Russia, it is found almost throughout the European part (except the Far North), in the Caucasus, in Western Siberia. It grows on forest edges, flood meadows, limestone slopes, as a weed in crops and vegetable gardens, on deposits and wastelands, near housing, near roads and fences, in landfills, on the slopes of ravines, along railways.
For medicinal purposes, the grass (stems, leaves, flowers) of the spotted hemlock is usually used. Raw materials are harvested during flowering and the beginning of seed formation (June - July). The leaves and stem are harvested during flowering, immature seeds are plucked together with umbrellas. Dry the grass in the shade under a canopy or in dryers at temperatures up to 40 ° C. Seeds in umbrellas are also dried, then the seeds are carefully separated from the umbrellas, they easily fall out when drying. Since all parts of the plant are highly poisonous, it is necessary to strictly observe safety rules when collecting. It is strictly forbidden to taste the plant and allow children to collect raw materials. Hemlock is a strong ether carrier, its unpleasant mouse smell causes a severe headache, therefore, when collecting inflorescences, the plant should be approached from the wind. Dried raw materials are stored in bags, separately, in well-ventilated, dry rooms.
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