Does HWD contaminate the Water Course it grows in?

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Greg

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Looking for some advice reference Hemlock Water Dropwort (HWD)

Does HWD contaminate the water course it is growing in?
Would the water be safe to be collected for consumption.
 

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Broch

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In all the time I have been studying this subject I have found no warnings of contamination of drinking (running) water by HWD and, TBH, I have drunk from streams with it growing around.

That said, that does not necessarily mean there is none. I would avoid drinking standing water even after processing. Damaged plants, cuttings, etc. are more likely to contaminate IMO.
 

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