Musquash Root: Beaver Poison.

Cicuta maculata. Parsley Family. June - Aug.

Found in wet meadows, swampy places. A deadly poison contained in its fleshy roots. New Brunswick to Virginia and westward.


White, tiny, in thin, flat clusters terminating branches, 3 - 6 feet high.


Compound, leaflets toothed. Plant stem marked with purplish lines.