Small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock; Also called: genus Conium.
hemlock / hemlɑːk /
Množina reči hemlock je hemlocks.
Sinonimi: hemlock tree
ETYM Old Eng. hemeluc, humloc, AS. hemlic, hymlic.
Plant Conium maculatum of the carrot family Umbelliferae, native to Europe, W Asia, and N Africa. Reaching up to 2 m/6 ft high, it bears umbels of small white flowers. The whole plant, especially the root and fruit, is poisonous, causing paralysis of the nervous system. The name hemlock is also applied to members of the genus Tsuga of North American and Asiatic conifers of the pine family.
1. An evergreen tree; SYN. hemlock tree.
2. Large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous.
3. Soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock.
henbane / henben /
Množina reči henbane je henbanes.
Sinonimi: black henbane · stinking nightshade · Hyoscyamus niger
Sinonimi: Hyoscyamus niger · black henbane · stinking nightshade
Poisonous plant Hyoscyamus niger of the nightshade family Solanaceae, found on waste ground throughout most of Europe and W Asia. A branching plant, up to 80 cm/31 in high, it has hairy leaves and a nauseous smell. The yellow flowers are bell-shaped. Henbane is used in medicine as a source of hyoscyamine and scopolamine.
Poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine; SYN. black henbane, stinking nightshade, Hyoscyamus niger.