Okay, so a few weeks ago I pulled up a plant that looked an aweful lot like poison hemlock except for two things: The stems are hairy / pubescent, and the stem is purple striped, not spotted / mottled. I took it to the County Extension Office for proper ID and never got a response.. soo I'm bringing it to the pros.
So I've been doing some digging through pictures at the Texas A&M University and came across this plant: Anthriscus caucalis or Bur-Chervil.
It looks identical to the plant I have growing all in my yard, and I've been trying to locate information about it's toxicity. I'd like to get someone else to confirm this plant ID, and perhaps provide some edibility information about it.
Here are the pictures I took of the plant, and you can follow the link above to see pictures of it in the plant database.
At this time, the only difference I can see in A. caucalis and the plant that I have is the shape of the flower petals. I'm wondering if that is enough difference to dismiss the plant as A. caucalis or not.. It's the most similar looking of all I've found in my search. I'm still searching so I may update this thread with more info or photos later.
while I'm at it I'll mention that the link to the TAMU herbarium above allows an address bar query of plant families, so if you can figure out at least what family a plant is in, you can change the query (the part that says q=apiaceae) to reflect whatever family you wish to look up and it will list all the plants in that family that have been documented. Sorted alphabetically by genus.