Widespread in open areas.
The Conium maculatum or Poison Hemlock is taller than I am in places near the road and campground at Fort Worden. It thrives in disturbed areas, like roadsides. The bunches of tiny white flowers are quite attractive nonetheless.
Humboldt County, California, US
At least 2m tall
edge of trail
Approximately 6' tall. Look out, Socrates!
A thriving dicot, a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate.
A native in temperate regions of Europe, West Asia, as well as North Africa. It has been introduced and naturalized in many other areas, including Asia, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Apiaceae ... Note purple blotches on stem.