Don’t touch these plants! Six lookalikes you want to avoid

Giant hogweed

Giant hogweed. Photo courtesy of debs-eye/Creative Commons.

Poison hemlock

Poison hemlock. Photo courtesy of Djtanng/Creative Commons.

Spotted water hemlock

Spotted water hemlock. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Cadwell/Creative Commons.

Cow parsnip

Cow parsnip. Photo courtesy of James Gaither/Creative Commons.

Wild parsnip

Wild parsnip. Photo courtesy of Joshua Mayer/Creative Commons.

Queen Anne’s lace

Queen Anne’s lace. Photo courtesy of Joshua Mayer/Creative Commons.

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