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Plant    Species Name:
Heracleum maximum Bartr.

Common Name:
common cowparsnip


Walla Walla River, Washington   May 2, 1806

This plant was not collected by Lewis and Clark, but is mentioned by them as a root eaten by the natives, although not without risk since the outer skin is toxic.

Journal Entries:

The following entries were written in Columbia County, Washington.
Capt. Lewis, May 2, 1806--the three young men of the ...  more>>

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Heracleum maximum (Wagner0616)

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Heracleum maximum (Cooper05256)

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