Cicuta douglasii (DC.) Coult. & Rose
FamilyUmbelliferae — APG family: Apiaceae
SynonymsCicuta occidentalis Greene., Sium douglasii DC.
DescriptionStout; stems single or few together, from tuberous-thickened and chambered roots; leaves 1-3-pinnate; leaflets lanceolate-ovate to oblong, serrate; involucral bracts mostly lacking; umbels several; rays 12-20, 2-6 cm long; pedicels 3-8 mm long; fruit ovate to orbicular.
EcologyMarshes, along streams; the northernmost localities are from hot springs. De- scribed from northwest north America.
UsesThe roots contain cicutotoxin, and are deadly poisonous.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.