The Cow Parsnip is a forest wildflower that grows in the Mount Rainier area.
Heracleum maximum, Cow Parsnip (also known as Indian Celery or Pushki) is the only member of the genus Heracleum native to North America. Its classification has caused some difficulty, with recent authoritative sources referring to it variously as Heracleum maximum or Heracleum lanatum , as H. linatum, or as either a subspecies, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum, or a variety, H. sphondylium var. linatum, of the Common Hogweed (H. sphondylium). The classification given here follows ITIS. For additional information on wildflower viewing in the Mount Rainier region click here.
Flower Family: Parsley
Scientific Name: Heracleum lanatum
Usual Color: White