cow parsnip

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Synonyms for cow parsnip

tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers

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The understory is rife with sword ferns, false lily-of-the-valley, miner's lettuce and cow parsnip.
THE BEAR WAS STILL actively feeding in an open area full of cow parsnip, no more than 400 yards from us.
June 2: Some flowers of early June in the nation's midsection: poison hemlock, common cinquefoil, sulfur cinquefoil, red, yellow and white clovers, angelica, ragwort, black raspberries, meadow goat's beard, sweet rocket, fire pink, wild geranium, ground ivy, columbine, white campion, common fleabane, golden Alexander, tallbuttercups, corn salad, cow parsnip, field parsnip, black medic, Miami mist, smooth-leafed dock, spiderwort, Solomon's plume, clustered snakeroot, daisies, maple waterleaf, and late sedum.
All parts of this plant, which can be confused with wild carrots or cow parsnip, can be toxic, although the seeds contain the highest proportion of poison.
Glade often uses a tripod to steady the camera, but for the photos of cow parsnip (above) and Iceland poppy (opposite page, top left), he lay on the ground and shot the backlit petals using the sky as a background.