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Wildflowers - Cowparsnip

Cowparsnip, Eltrot - Heracleum maximum, H. lanatum, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum
Cowparsnip, Eltrot - Heracleum maximum, H. lanatum, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

Cowparsnip is eaten by all classes of livestock and grazing wildlife. THe stems, roots, and young leaves can be cooked and eaten, and the stems eaten raw like celery.

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