Calflora
Taxon  Report   9546    
Heracleum maximum  W. Bartram
Common cowparsnip
Heracleum maximum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Heracleum

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Heracleum sphondylium
PLANTS: Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum
PLANTS: Heracleum sphondylium var. lanatum
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More information about  Heracleum maximum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (HEMA80)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2019).