Taxon  Report   8432    
Cicuta maculata  L.
Water hemlock
Cicuta maculata
© 2007 Mary Winter
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cicuta maculata
© 2005 Jeff Abbas
Cicuta maculata
© Mary Winter
Cicuta maculata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cicuta maculata
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Cicuta
Subspecies and Varieties:
Toxicity: MAJOR

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Cicuta maculata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).