Herb latin name: Peucedanum cervaria

Family: Umbelliferae

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)

Known hazards of Peucedanum cervaria:

Although no mention of toxicity has been seen for this species, skin contact with the sap of a number of members in this genus is said to cause photo-sensitivity and/or dermatitis in some people. They are also said to contain the alleged 'psychotroph' myristicine.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.