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cow·bane

 (kou′bān′)
n.
1. A perennial North American herb (Oxypolis rigidior) in the parsley family, having pinnately compound leaves and umbels of small white flowers.
2. Any of several related plants, such as the water hemlock.
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cowbane

(ˈkaʊˌbeɪn)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: water hemlock any of several N temperate poisonous umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Cicuta, esp C. virosa, having clusters of small white flowers
2. (Plants) a similar and related plant, Oxypolis rigidior of the southeastern and central US
3. (Plants) any umbelliferous plant reputed to be poisonous to cattle
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cow•bane

(ˈkaʊˌbeɪn)

n.
any of several poisonous plants of the parsley family, as Oxypolis rigidior, of swampy areas of North America, or the water hemlock, Cicuta maculata.
[1770–80]
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name, however, was later applied to another species, Cicuta virosa, by
hemlock, Cicuta virosa (also known as "water hemlock") belongs
Care must be exercised when gathering Angelica as it closely resembles the deadly Water Hemlock (Cicuta virosa) and shares the same habitat.
Wang, "Chemical composition and antifungal activity of essential oil from Cicuta virosa L.
1 2 -- Cicuta virosa 4 -- -- Elodea canadensis 10 17 7 Equisetum fluviatile 5 7 1 Fontinalis antipyretica 29 14 5 Glyceria fluitans 9 4 2 Glyceria maxima 2 5 -- Hippuris vulgaris 2 4 -- Hydrocharis morsus-ranae 2 1 -- Iris pseudacorus 3 6 -- Lemna gibba 1 6 -- Lemna minor 19 18 2 Lemna trisulca 9 9 2 Mentha aquatica 16 14 3 Myriophyllum spicatum 6 4 -- Nuphar lutea 26 24 4 Phalaris arundinacea 21 15 6 Phragmites australis 10 7 3 Potamogeton alpinus 11 6 1 Potamogeton berchtoldii -- 2 -- Potamogeton crispus 1 -- -- Potamogeton gramineus 1 1 1 Potamogeton lucens 3 4 -- Potamogeton natans 4 1 -- Potamogeton perfoliatus 11 8 1 Potamogeton praelongus 6 2 1 Potamogeton sp.
Other marsh plants such as marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre), cowbane (Cicuta virosa) and sedge (Carex) species were also observed.
6 30 146 Cicuta virosa Comarum palustre Cyperaceae 2 Eleocharis sp.
lasiocarpa), marsh five-fingers (Potentilla palustris), water-hemlock (Cicuta virosa), cattail (Typha latifolia), and occasional shrubs, such as willow (Salix candida), alder (Alnus tenuifolia), and sweet gale (Myrica gale).
Of other species Lysimachia vulgaris, Cicuta virosa, Lycopus europaeus, Lemna trisulca, and Lemna minor were present.