Plant ID forum: Unidentified Ditch plant

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Name: Angie
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Jun 15, 2017 10:22 AM CST
This strange (and tall) plant is growing in the ditches near our Wisconsin home.
It's about 6 ft tall or more!
Can anyone I.D.?

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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
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Jun 15, 2017 10:28 AM CST
Looks like giant hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum. Not sure tho, just to be safe don't touch it
The leaves look different but looks very similar, most likely in the same family
Heat zone 1-2
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Jun 15, 2017 10:41 AM CST
it reminds me of dill or fennel but the leaves at the base of the plant are wrong for that.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jun 15, 2017 10:46 AM CST
I think it may be Angelica atropurpurea:

Name: Deb
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Jun 15, 2017 10:48 AM CST
It could be a type of angelica, I believe there are various native forms.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Angie
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Jun 15, 2017 11:08 AM CST
In doing a little research, it certainly does resemble Angelica atropurpurea!
The ditches by our house are very wet and marshy, so it's an environment they would love to grow in.
That is so cool.
Thank you all for your help! :)

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