Tall plant, up to 9 ft, with many flat-topped
clusters (umbels) of tiny white flowers with 5 petals.
Leaves fern-like, highly divided with the smallest segments
toothed. Stems hollow, mottled with purple. Blooms
late spring into summer. All parts of the plant are
deadly poisonous if eaten. There is no danger in
touching or brushing against it.
A weed from Eurasia, found in disturbed places,
especially in waste areas and along roads. It can be found
all over the area (and indeed North America). In Wildwood
it can be found along the Riverway.
Many members of the Parsley family have similar
white flowers in flat-topped clusters like this; however, none
in Wildwood grow so big.