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Help identifying a wildflower

Posted by frontiercc MD Zone 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 2, 13 at 22:24

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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RE: Help identifying a wildflower

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

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

RE: Help identifying a wildflower

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!

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