cow parsnip


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cow parsnip

n.
A tall perennial North American herb (Heracleum maximum) in the parsley family, having large compound leaves and compound umbels of small whitish flowers.

cow parsnip

n
(Plants) any tall coarse umbelliferous plant of the genus Heracleum, such as H. sphondylium of Europe and Asia, having thick stems and flattened clusters of white or purple flowers. Also called: hogweed or keck

cow′ pars`nip


n.
any of several tall, coarse plants of the genus Heracleum, of the parsley family, having large, flat heads of tiny white flowers.
[1540–50]
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Noun1.cow parsnip - tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowerscow parsnip - tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Heracleum, Heracleum - widely distributed genus of plants with usually thick rootstocks and large umbels of white flowers
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Four kinds of wild greens are put in the dish such as aster, groundsel, Cirsium setidens and cow parsnip along with nutritious rice and shiitake mushrooms.
Although not a food choice for me, I do occasionally use Cow Parsnip as medicine.
In some cases, the plant is actually native cow parsnip and not hogweed, though both can look quite similar.
It is also the time to luxuriate in the colorful wildflower bouquets of chicory, pearly everlasting, cow parsnip, boneset, campion, pickerel weed, blue vervain, water lily, bull thistle, wood lily, meadow sweet, pokeweed, partridge pea, tansy, Indian pipes -- and one of the most beautiful of all -- purple loosestrife.