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Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)
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Family: Apiaceae (Parsley)
Height: 4 to 9 ft.
Blooms: June to August
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Stavich Bicycle Trail
More photos of this flower
- Eastern Hemlock-Parsley
Cow parsnip is a much larger, thicker, stouter plant.
- Queen Anne's Lace
Cow parsnip looks like Queen Anne's lace on steroids. It is larger and heaver in every dimension.
- Spotted Cowbane
Cow parsnip has thicker stems and larger flower heads.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!