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Heracleum mantegazzianum

Heracleum mantegazzianum

Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier. Engl.: giant hogweed, cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip. Deu.: Riesen-Bärenklau, Herkulesstaude, Kaukasischer Bärenklau, Mantegazzis Bärenklau. Suom.: kaukaasianjättiputki. Sven.: jätteloka, jättebjörnfloka, jättebjörnloka, jättefloka, kaukasisk björnloka, kaukasisk jättefloka. Fran.: berce de Mantegazzi, berce du Caucase. Ital.: panace di Mantegazzi. Dutch: kaukasische bereklauw, reuzenbereklauw. Bot. syn.: Heracleum giganteum Fisch. ex Hornem.

Photo: Heracleum mantegazzianum 2.

Closeup of flower. This can be up to 30 cm (1') across. Bromarv, Finland. Wild. 1997-07-01.

Photo: Heracleum mantegazzianum.

Closeup of seedhead. The sap of this one will give anybody a bad case of photosensitivity - first you get the sap on your skin, then you go out into the sun, then it starts to itch -and- hurt. Vantaa, Finland. Wild. 1992-06-01.

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