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hogweed

(hôg′wēd′, hŏg′-)
n.
1. Any of various coarse weedy plants of the genus Heracleum of the parsley family, having divided leaves and small flowers in umbels, and including several species that are phototoxic.
2. Any of various other coarse weeds, such as horseweed or ragweed.

broom

(brūm)
Herbal made from Cytisus scoparius; purported value as cathartic, diuretic, and emetic. Known to cause abortion. Poisoning possible with overdose. Not approved for any therapeutic purpose.
Synonym(s): broomtop, hogweed, Irish tops, Scotch broom.

hogweed

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The ground may be covered in several layers of vegetation that range from grasses to six-foot-high stalks of Ligustium or, in moister areas, cow parsnip.
Giant hogweed resembles the native cow parsnip, but it grows much taller, reaching 15 feet.
Here, a healthy patch of comfrey still sprawls in the grass among cow parsnips.
The dark brownish-purple, bell-shaped flowers will be joined by the trilliums and pond lilies already blooming, and the cow parsnips, delphiniums and bleeding hearts whose leaves have sprouted.