Plant ID forum: is this poison hemlock?

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Apr 11, 2017 7:09 PM CST
We have this in a hay field and so I really need to know if it's poison hemlock, nobody around here knows! If you need a closer picture of the live plant I'll add that tomorrow. Thanks!
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Here's an updated/better photo. Wondering what this is in my hay field? 4 petals on the flowers. Thanks!
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Apr 11, 2017 7:51 PM CST
I really don't think it is. The leaves are wrong.
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Apr 11, 2017 8:36 PM CST
I don't think so either.
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Apr 12, 2017 1:34 AM CST
100% wrong leaves for poison hemlock.
Do please look at link below to see what the leaves of poison hemlock actually look like.
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Apr 12, 2017 4:42 AM CST
There are seed pods in the picture, I'm thinking mustard family (Brassicaceae). Especially if the flowers have four petals, which I can't quite make out from the picture.

Edited to add it looks somewhat like Thlaspi arvense, field pennycress, but I can't quite tell if the seed pods are the right shape or whether some of the leaves are clasping the stem clearly enough.
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