Conium maculatum, large plant in early stage of growth
John Steel Survey
While on a walk out to Shotover Delta saw this Hemlock
It always surprises me at the diversity of "bugs" that use Hemlock, flies in particular.
What type of what looks like a fern is this?
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.