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Poison Hemlock: Be Careful What You Breathe


August 25, 2022

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Stems of Poison Hemlock are covered with purple spots at all growth stages. Removing this toxic weed is best in the spring when plant is young. Burning, cutting or chopping down mature plants or weed eating the plant will cause particles to become airborne making it easier to inhale the poison.

By Jim McKeirnan

Garfield County Weed Coordinator

Special to the East Washingtonian

POMEROY–Poison Hemlock is extremely prevalent in Garfield County this year. It tends to thrive in damp, moist soil. We have just experienced a very wet spring in our county. Because of the damp conditions of the soil, Poison Hemlock is abundant in the area. Some large patches have developed. As these patches...

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