This large weed vase features the impression of water hemlock, a very beautiful plant that happens to be rather poisonous.  The flowers resemble Queen Anne’s Lace flowers, but there is no mistaking the leaves–pointy, deep green, very clearly veined.  And where Queen Anne’s Lace tends to grow in dry fields and hot roadsides, water hemlock likes its feet wet.  The last time I went looking for hemlock, I ran into a little Northern Water Snake hanging out on the leafy branches of a particularly healthy hemlock plant.  I made a quick exit.  Not fond of snakes, even the non-poisonous ones.  This vase is 9″ tall by 7″ wide.  Imagine it filled with a bountiful bouquet of Limelight Hydrangeas!