Fools-Parsley, or Lesser Hemlock, Aethusa cynapium, L. an indigenous plant, growing in corn-fields and kitchen-gardens, and flowering in the months of August and September.

This noxious weed greatly resembles the common parsley, for which it is sometimes mistaken ; but may be easily distinguished by its glossy surface, and total want of odour: when eaten among other plants, it occasions vomiting, violent colic, and other painful symp-toms. - Such accidents, however, might be easily avoided, by cultivating only the curled-leaved pars-ley, Apium graveolens, L. in our gardens. - The fools-parsley is eaten by horses, cows, sheep, and goats ; but is pernicious to sheep.