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Intro to the Apiaceae family

June 2, 2012
By Ginny Carlberg/Betsy Burgeson - CCE Farm Business Management/Master Gardener Coordinator , The Post-Journal

Alongside the road in June, you will see multitudes of white clustered flowers that we commonly call "Queen Anne's Lace," but are all of them really this prolific "weed?" Below are descriptions of plants in the Apiaceae family, which look very similar to each other but have some distinguishing characteristics. Although they all appear innocently harmless, one variety described below is poisonous to eat, one is extremely poisonous to your skin when touched, and livestock owners beware - one of these types is poisonous to livestock.



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