Heracleum mantegazzianumFOUND by pparent
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Well, I was just riding down the road, minding my own business when all of a sudden, there was again, that strange brown, umbrella shaped stalk sticking out of the shrubs along the road. These plants are certainly not from around here. I grew up in these parts and never saw anything like them before. They look like plants you'd see in a Jurassic Park movie. And there they are again, this time in Grand Isle, and guess where...along an ATV trail. If this is Heracleum mantegazzianum, I am going to do a better job documenting its characteristics. I'll do so carefully, and avoid direct contact with this noxious plant.
The stem of these plants seemed to have blotches (brown, though, not purple) and the leaf stalks seemed to grow out of the stem in a similar way as illustrated in the species ID card
Leaves are very large (sorry I don't have my hand in the picture), some approximately 50 cm or more and 3 deeply lobed leaflets. (Though the leaves are not as lobed as the species card example). You can also see fine hairs on the leaf stem.
N 47.275870 °
W -68.157750 °
Giant Hogweed in Grand Isle too?
Wed, 2010-08-04 15:02
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