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Hogweed : Heracleum sphondylium

Plant :  Hogweed is a tall, spindly plant and can be seen along hedgerows, woodland and on verges, during the late summer.  It is visited by many types of insects and grows up to 200 cm in height.  It is a member of the Apiaceae family.

Flower : The flowers form an inflorescence at the end of each stem of a compound umbel.  The individual white flowers are up to 20 mm across.  They have five sepal, five deeply notched petals and five stamen.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Heracleum sphondylium pollen.

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