Heracleum lanatum

Common Name: 
cow parsnip
Scientific Name: 
Heracleum lanatum Michx.
Family Name: 
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - Carrot Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, very tall, hollow, pubescent or hairy, unbranched
Stems of Cowparsnip
large, compound, 3 segments; segments deeply lobed, coarsely toothed; petiole base winged and clasping
Leaves of Cowparsnip
Leaves of Cowparsnip
white; umbel, flat-topped cluster
Flowers of Cowparsnip
Seed Pods
ovate, flat, 1-seeded, winged, ribbed