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Monday, September 15, 2014

Conium maculatum

DDD_2150 [Conium maculatum]

Conium maculatum is a highly poisonous plant the juice of which caused the death of Socrates
 - the ancient Greek philosopher - after he was convicted to death by the Athenian magistrates in 399 BC.

Photographed in the Athens University Botanical Garden on April 23, 2013

801_5246 [Conium maculatum]

It can reach a height of 2.5 meters.
In this clump of plants on Mt. Parnassos it was more than 2 m high when it was photographed on May 23, 2014.

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