San Diego County, California, US
Chimney Rock area
Scientific Name: Conium maculatum
Invasive. Poison Hemlock may look familiar. It is in the same family as the carrot, but it is not something that can be eaten. In fact, we have to wear gloves when we remove this plant because it can be toxic to humans.
Growing in large stands beside some sweet fennel
Conium (/koʊˈnaɪ.əm/ or /ˈkoʊniəm/) is a genus of one or two species of highly poisonous perennial herbaceous flowering plants in the family Apiaceae, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region as Conium maculatum (known popularly as Hemlock), and to southern Africa as Conium chaerophylloides.