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Big Plant!

Posted by Leasa 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 28, 04 at 22:38

Hi,

Any of you folks ever heard of a plant called "babbaloose"? That is how it sounds when my neighbor says it.

I've been peeking on it for a few weeks and it has really taken off. The leaves are HUGE! It is as tall as me right now with the flower head just poking out it is white and sorta looks like queen ann's lace but not exactly. The leaves are GIANT and nicely shaped.

She says the Indians use the root for medicine, but the plant is poisonous otherwise. They gather it in the fall.

Just wondering about it. It's almost tropical looking, but obviously hardy in our sub-zero temps.

Leasa


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RE: Big Plant!

  • Posted by Claire z6b MA Coastal (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 29, 04 at 8:33

Maybe Giant Hogweed? or a relative?

-Claire

Here is a link that might be useful: Giant Hogweed


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