Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3800

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Caucasus Mountains
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed List, 2017
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Heracleum mantegazzianum   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Heracleum mantegazzianum   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Giant Hogweed