H. mantegazzianum is also known as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsley, giant cow parsnip, or hogsbane. In New Zealand, it is also sometimes called wild parsnip (not to be confused with Pastinaca sativa) or wild rhubarb.
The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe creating serious environmental and health problems. This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving 40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and will facilitate improved management.
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In its native region in Western Greater Caucasus, it is distributed over a wide altitudinal range from the foothills (50 m . to the subalpine zone (2200 m . The main native habitat types are alluvial softwood forests of the foothills and valley bottoms, forests clearings and abandoned grasslands in the montane zone, and subalpine tall-herb. In the 19th century, H. mantegazzianum was introduced to Europe and cultivated in botanic and private gardens (Pyšek, 1991). Since its introduction the species has repeatedly escaped from cultivation and invaded a variety of habitats (Ochsmann, 1996). Several studies have investigated habitat preferences of H. mantegazzianum in its invaded range in Europe.
They are found throughout the temperate northern hemisphere and in high mountains as far south as Ethiopia. Common names for the genus or its species include hogweed and cow parsnip. The genus name Heracleum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It derives from the Ancient Greek Ἡράκλειος (Hērákleios) "of Heracles", referring to the mythological hero.
Heracleum mantegazzianum - the Sequel. The video above was made in June 2008. There was also a lot of discussion about whether this was a new problem and how bad its effects might be. Both points were answered by one poster who remembered, about 30 years ago, playing with his brother, in a field of giant hogweed had seeping water sacks hanging off of us for a long time. The collectors appeared to have no concerns. Heracleum mantegazzianum, giant hogweed.
Ontogeny morphology of Heracleum sosnowskyi Manden and Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier under agriculture cultivation conditions. a akademija imeni . 22. Lee EC. A pharmacognostic study of the root of Heracleum mantegazzianum Somier et Levier. Oregon State University; 1965. 23. McMaster GS, Wilhelm WW.