need an ID on a wild plant

frank-h(4)June 25, 2009

I saw this plant in a hedgerow. It's about six feet tall and has a reddish stalk that looks like bamboo. No leaves up high, but it seemed to have slender leaves down low, but it was hard to see because of all the other growth around it. It has flower clusters that are very similar to allium. Although the stalk looks like knotweed, it is a different plant. Any ideas? Btw, I'm in central NY. I'll try to remember to add a photo tomorrow.

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nixon(z5ny)

oh dear, please look up hog weed on google images, DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT

    Bookmark   June 27, 2009 at 6:29PM
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frank-h(4)

No, it's not hogweed. I took the pictures, but don't know how to add them here. I put a post in the 'name that plant' forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: name that plant

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 9:42AM
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frank-h(4)

Nixon,it turned out to be purple stem angelica. Thanks for the help

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 1:52PM
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nixon(z5ny)

well at least you can make candy out of it!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2009 at 1:50AM
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