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Cow Parsnip

A large umbel plant that commonly grows next to streams and open meadows. The plants may grow up to 6 feet in height. The leaves are large, with 3 leaflets with palmately lobed and toothed margins.

The large cluster of flowers is whitish green and can have a strong scent to it.

Wildflower Details

Scientific Name:Heracleum sphondylium
Growing Season:All summer
Soil Type:Near water sources
Habitat:Foothills to Montane