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white-flowered tall weed not wild parsnip

Posted by ottawavalleygardener 5Cdn (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 7, 14 at 17:36

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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RE: white-flowered tall weed not wild parsnip

Valeriana officinalis/Garden Heliotrope or Valerian


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


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BTW - a parsnip flower would be yellow for future reference


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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)


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


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