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Name: Angie
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BookerC1
Jun 11, 2012 10:11 PM CST
Compare these leaves to the botanical illustration here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Conium_maculatum_-_K%C3%B6...
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 12, 2012 1:02 AM CST

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I agree, Google images show a finer textured leafed plant:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Conium+maculatum&hl=en&clien...
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Good morning Sue and Angie. Just got home from a trip. I will check on this plant. It was some one from the County Extension Office that told me many years ago, that it was Poison Hemlock. Will see what the answer is now. Smiling
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 12, 2012 8:16 AM CST

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I think this picture is of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) which is, unfortunately, fairly common in the Pacific Northwest.

http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=HERMAN

Heracleum mantegazzianum and Conium maculatum are in the same family (Apiaceae) and both are sometimes referred to by the common names of "cowbane" and "hemlock" so it's not surprising that there might be some confusion with them
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 10:10 AM CST
I'm wondering if the ones around our area are Heracleum lanatum http://www.nwplants.com/business/catalog/her_lan.html Notice this one also has the hairy stems. And the close-ups of the blooms match the close up detail of the blooms in my photo.
These don't even begin to get the size of Heracleum mantegazzianum.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 12, 2012 12:15 PM CST

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Looking at the other pictures you posted for this plant, I think you are probably right, although I've been searching for a really definitive way to separate them and have failed so far. Confused The most current name for the plant would be Heracleum sphondylium subsp. montanum with Heracleum lanatum being of synonym.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 3:31 PM CST
I think you nailed it Kent. What a great community this is, helping to put all the puzzle pieces together. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 3:37 PM CST
I moved the photos to Heracleum sphondylium subsp. montanum
A big thank you to all that helped making this correct. Group hug
Name: Angie
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BookerC1
Jun 12, 2012 5:49 PM CST
Glad someone was able to help identify it! I was pretty sure of what it *wasn't* but had no idea what it *was*!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 7:21 PM CST
And I thought I 'knew' what it was, and I didn't. Hilarious!

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