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.
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.