Irish wildflowers

Heracleum sphondylium
Family: Apiaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Biennial. Native.

White flowers in flat-topped umbels, can be pink-tinged. Deeply notched petals.
Oval fruit. Leaves rough, grey-green, bases clasping stem. Pinnate with
coarse-toothed leaflets, usually lobed. Stems hollow, ridged, hairy. To 200 cm

Roads, hedgebanks, grassland, woods. Very common.

Similar: Angelica, Angelica sylvestris

Photograph above: May 2007

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