Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Spotted Water Hemlock


Spotted Water Hemlock

Cicuta maculata

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, loamy or sandy soil.  6 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers, re-seeds readily.

Germination Code:  M or C(120)

Native Region:  Statewide

Weedy biennial. Occurs in wetlands in Tennessee.  Plant is not related to true Hemlock but to Poison Hemlock, the plant used to poison Socrates.  Plant is poisonous.


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