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Heracleum maximumHeracleum maximum (H. lanatum)

cow parsnip

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 3.5-10'
Flowers: May-Aug.; white to pink

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.4-7.3
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

rich woods, wooded roadside banks, marshy flats, streambanks, ditches

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

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Notes

can cause a dermatitis (skin) reaction



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1989.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004