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Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)

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Other common names: Common Cowparsnip
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
Date:  6/7/2003
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Cow Parsnip may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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