SOLVED: Poison hemlock, anise, or yarrow?

Hayward, CA

This stuff is all over Coyote Hills park in Fremont, CA ... I THINK it's poison hemlok, but I really can't be sure ...

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

The apparent absence of bracts (leaves) immediately under the umbel (flower cluster) suggest that it is not poison hemlock (Conium maculatum), but some closer photos would help, as well as some photos taken when it is in the growing season to show the leaves, stems, etc.. It's not yarrow either. Your plant is an umbellifer.

Santa Ana, CA(Zone 10b)

My guess would be anise

Hayward, CA

Perhaps wild fennel then? I'll try to get more pictures of this next time I'm out there...

Burien, WA(Zone 7b)

Looks like Foeniculum vulgare,
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1009+1110

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Fennel for me too, though close-ups needed to be 100% certain.

Resin

Hayward, CA

Here is another picture I took at the base of another one of the same, hope this helps ..

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Hayward, CA

And a close-up of its dried flowers

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, Fennel

Resin

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