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Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier. Giant Hogweed. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Disturbed areas, pastures. Dist: Native of the Caucasus Mountains. Introduced and well-established in ne. North America; recently found in NC (Poindexter, Weakley, & Denslow 2011). Recently reported as persistent and spreading from plantings in Clarke County, VA (J. Metzgar, pers. comm., 2018).

Origin/Endemic status: W. Asia

Syn: = C, FNA, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa; = n/a – F, G, RAB

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image of plant© J.W. Hardin | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© J.W. Hardin | Original Image ⭷