Giant Hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum

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Heracleum mantegazzianum, commonly known as giant hogweed,cartwheel-flower,giant cow parsnip,"hogsbane" or giant cow parsley, is a plant in the family Apiaceae. In New Zealand, which does not have any native members of the Apiaceae, it is also sometimes called wild parsnip, or wild rhubarb, It typically grows to heights of 2–5 m (6 ft 7 in–16 ft 5 in), sometimes reaching 7 m (23 ft) . Except for size, it closely resembles common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), Heracleum sosnowskyi or garden angelica (Angelica archangelica). It...

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