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Plant Details

Heracleum maximum [= Heracleum lanatum]

Cow-parsnip, American Hogweed

Scientific Name:

Heracleum maximum [= Heracleum lanatum]

Common Name:

Cow-parsnip, American Hogweed

Plant Family

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

4

Light:

Part sun - shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - July

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Forests, roadbanks, meadows, forest openings (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC mountains.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Plant

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Tom Harville
Jun 09

Bloom Close up

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Tom Harville

In the Jewel Weed

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Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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