Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)


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Family: Umbiliferaceae


Robust perennial of open, grassy places including roadside verges. Common and widespread throughout. Broad, hairy and pinnate leaves borne on hollow, hairy stems.which are angluar and grooved Large umbels of off-white flowers with unequal petals 7-20 rays, seen May to August. On damp soils of Woodlands , grasslands , hedges and pathways usually an indicator of high nutrient level. Height up to 2m

Dependent Ecology

A busy plant Soldier Beetles , Hover Flies.

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