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Heracleum maxima

Cow Parsnip

Huge perennial with flat topped white flowers and loads of seed for birds. Cut them back or knock them over in late summer or fall. This is one of a few 'megaherbs' - shrub sized but dies back to the ground in winter. Formerly H. lanatum.

'rubrub' is a selection with red stems from Fairfax, Marin County.

Check availability of Heracleum maxima at the nursery
Check availability of Heracleum at the nursery