Help identifying a wildflower

frontiercc(MD Zone 6)June 2, 2013

On a recent trip to the c&o canal, i saw a wildflower that i am having trouble identifying.

The flower was blooming in early may and the flower looked a lot like queen annes lace. However, the plant itself was 3-5' tall with giant leaves. Definitely NOT like any queenannes lace i've ever seen. Blooming at the wrong time of year anyway.

Regardless, i have been unable to id this flower. Thinking about adding to my garden. The flower was growing in a shady area and was not present in sunnier spots.

Can anyone help me identify?

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I'm going to venture a guess that it was Cow Parsnip

Here is a link that might be useful: Wikipedia COw Parsnip

    Bookmark   June 2, 2013 at 10:51PM
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frontiercc(MD Zone 6)

Yep- That's it. But now after reading about it, perhaps it's best left on the towpath! Sounds like it can have some nasty effects to some people.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:21AM
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