Heracleum maximum

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Cow Parsnip: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Heracleum maximum
Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum): Very common large herb with hairy stems, ternately compound leaves and tall stalks with umbelliferous inflorescences. Found from sea level to the subalpine in open (mostly well-drained) areas and forest margins.

Scattered collections from throughout the region. Probably under collected relative to its distribution and abundance.

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Other References

  • Hall 2010: Common; open areas from low elevation to alpine meadows, including beaches and along streams.
  • Muller: gen; open areas, meadows, beaches, common

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