How to Identify Giant Hogweed-
- Hogweed can be distinguished from common hogweed and cow parsley by its characteristic size. Its leaves can grow to 1.5m across and have a rough edged spikey appearance.
- Stems are green with dark-red or purple blotches (like the photo above), are hollow can be up to 100mm across and up to 5m tall.
- In mid-summer Giant Hogweed plants produce large white umbrella-like flower heads up to 500mm across.
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