Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier
  • Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital.
  • Giant hogweed

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000720133. Accessed on: 15 Jun 2021'

General Information

"Very robust biennial or monocarpic perennial 2–5 m, stem usually purple-blotched; lvs to 3 m, ternate or ternate-pinnate, with pinnately lobed lateral segments to 13 dm; umbels to 5 dm wide, with 50–150 rays; pet ca 1 cm; fr 8–11 mm, on pedicels 1.5–4 cm; 2n=22. Native of sw. Asia, recently established as a weed in c. and w. N.Y., and to be expected to spread."

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    1–3(–5) m hoch, Stängel am Grund bis 10 cm dick. Untere Blätter 0.5–2 m lang, tief 3- oder 5teilig, mit wenig tief fiederteiligen Abschnitten. Dolden 30–150strahlig, Durchmesser 20–50 cm. Hüllblätter 0–3, Hüllchenblätter mehrere. Blüten w

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    7–9. Parkanlagen, Schuttplätze, Gebüsche, seit ca. 1980 eingebürgert, kollin-montan(-subalpin). CH verbreitet.

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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Giant hogweedEnglishIE
    Feabhrán capaillIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Panace di MantegazziItalianCH
    Darsvenna da MantegazziRaeto-RomanceCH
    Berce du CaucaseFrenchCH


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital.

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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