Author Topic: More Wildflowers...I hope my identification of them is correct.  (Read 412 times)

Lee in Doncaster

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Today's walk:


http://peakwalking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/bamford-thornhill-aston-and-hope.html


A missed oppotunity for cake...and an old English saying about kissing.
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lostme1

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Nice to see you still have a few bluebells. The bluebell season here in Essex finished more than two weeks ago.
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pleb

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Don't think the hogweed is correct but not certain.

Lee in Doncaster

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Don't think the hogweed is correct but not certain.


I've been told it's cow parsley and so have edited the blog. I've always called this plant hogweed though, because it looks the same as giant hogweed...but not as big.
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John Walker

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Yes, it certainly looks like cow parsley to me (but I'm definitely not an expert...).  But it looks like you are almost right with hogweed, at least according to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthriscus_sylvestris which says cow parsley and hogweed are related.


Thanks for an interesting post.

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Lee in Doncaster

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Yes, it certainly looks like cow parsley to me (but I'm definitely not an expert...).  But it looks like you are almost right with hogweed, at least according to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthriscus_sylvestris which says cow parsley and hogweed are related.


Thanks for an interesting post.


Even more confusingly I think hogweed is also known as 'cow parsnip.'
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I've been told it's cow parsley and so have edited the blog. I've always called this plant hogweed though, because it looks the same as giant hogweed...but not as big.

I find one way to help identify it is to mush a a few of the flowers in your fingertips, cow parsley has a very distinct aniseed smell to it.

It also has no 'beards' under the flowers (the flower head cases which hang like hairy beards on other similar plants)
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