white-flowered tall weed not wild parsnip

ottawavalleygardenerJuly 7, 2014

This weed is growing in profusion along with stands of wild parsnip along paths and roadside in eastern Quebec. I can't identify the leaves with any plants in the parsnip or hemlock family. What is it?

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jaynine

Valeriana officinalis/Garden Heliotrope or Valerian

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 6:30PM
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ottawavalleygardener

Thanks! That's it :-) Odd that in all my years as a gardener I've never grown or seen this.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 7:59PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

BTW - a parsnip flower would be yellow for future reference

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 10:54AM
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ottawavalleygardener

Floral UK, I am, unfortunately, all too familiar with wild parsnip. I had wondered if this white-flowered plant was somehow related to wild parsnip. I didn't word my subject very well! Happy gardening today :-) ... it's hot & humid here (30+ C)

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:12AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

OK - I was misunderstanding. Working today - sunshine and showers and 16c. Supposed to rocket up to 20 tomorrow.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 11:22AM
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