It's one of the most dangerous plants out there, spreading across New England from your own backyard to the beaches in Maine, the mountains, roadways, and lakes of New Hampshire, and the trails of Massachusetts. Depending on your own health, age, and the plant's life, it can be deadly if you're exposed to it.

It's one of the most dangerous plants out there, now growing after its winter hiatus, and it's prevalent in every state. This blooming bush can even grow up to seven feet tall along fences and around trees.

It's such a pretty wildflower, too, sitting beautifully amongst other vegetation along fields and rivers everywhere, where you probably pass it all the time.

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According to the website, it's a poisonous hemlock, and it's a beautiful plant we want nothing to do with. Its official name is Conium Maculatum, and autumn is the best time to kill it, because that is when it's storing energy in its roots to survive the winter, according to

You can use gloves or a face covering to try and kill it yourself, or hire an expert. But whatever you do, do something if it's in your own backyard.

Meanwhile, during the spring and summer, it is what it is, whether it's in your backyard or not. So stay alert.

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If exposed, the symptoms can take effect anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, according to

• Nervousness, trembling, muscle weakness, incoordination

• Salivation (slobbering)

• Initial stimulation or excitement followed by depression

• Dilation of the pupils

• Weak heartbeat

• Musty, mousy odor to breathe and in the urine

• Prolapse of the third eyelid across the cornea may cause temporary blindness

• Death by respiratory failure due to paralysis of respiratory muscles.

Obviously, see a doctor if you start to feel any of these symptoms or think you were exposed, as there isn't an actual antidote.

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