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Beware the Beautiful Blooming Hemlock

Due to plentiful spring rains, an abundance of early summer wild flowers are blooming on the Ozarks, including massive clusters of tall flowering poison hemlock. We meet up with botanist Jennifer Ogle, University of Arkansas Herbarium Collections Manager, on a meadow south of Cane Hill to discuss the history of this pretty pollinating plant — as well as its highly toxic nature.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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