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Hogweed

Heracleum sphondylium

Cow Parsnip

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A robust perennial wildflower that grows freely in rough grassland such as roadside verges, meadows, riverbanks and woods, this plant is in the top 10 of nectar providers for pollinating insects. It's greenish white flowers in summer give out a characteristic pig like smell.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Special features

Geography

Origin
Eurasian

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Gravel, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Suits larger wildlife friendly gardens or meadows.

Personality

Family
Apiaceae
Flower colour
Green, White
Scent
None

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