SJ9055 : Flowers of the Common Hogweed

taken 9 years ago, near to Brown Edge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Flowers of the Common Hogweed
Flowers of the Common Hogweed
This is one of the flowerheads or umbels of the plant seen growing in SJ9055 : Common Hogweed.

The Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) is a common, invasive plant that can be found under hedges, in woodland and on road verges. It is a member of the carrot family (Apiaceae) that when given good growing conditions can grow to height of two metres. The flat shape of the flowerheads give it the classification of Umbellifer, with each separate head being an umbel. Certain parts of the plant are edible, for more information see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Plant (from Tags)
Common Hogweed 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 555 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8181N 2:9.0385W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 555
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Wildflower  Heracleum Sphondylium  Umbellifers  Umbel  Flowers 

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