This beautiful and deadly member (Cicuta douglasii) of the carrot family
(Apiaceae) is present in our area in moist to wet places. I have seen
it along 68 by Cumberland Gap, in wet areas on Twin Sisters, and on 68
by Jimmy Keith's. It is most likely present in other places as well.
I am telling you this so that you will keep children and animals away
from this plant. Actually, animals probably won't eat it unless there's
nothing else, but it can also have an irritating affect on skin if they
are grazing near it. It should not be handled with bare hands.
Please don't go on a campaign to eradicate it unless you consult with
the County or experts at CSU. It is a native.
Other members of this family lives here as well. If you have any
questions, please call me. 303-442-7460