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Giant Hogweed

Observed: 9th June 2011 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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Description:

The very tall (2.5m+) stem of this not-too-popular plant... In a hedge/woodland edge.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) interacts

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amydenness's picture

Giant Hogweed

Where abouts in Lyme Regis did you find these? I am doing a research project looking at Giant Hogweeds in the British Isles and this involves getting samples for DNA analysis etc. Do you have a grid ref or specific location for this population?

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location

It was alongside the R. Lim as you walk NW along it out of Lyme Regis (from around the DinosaurLand Museum area) - I don't have a grid ref, but it should be easy enough to spot (it wasn't all that far away and there were other specimens). Hope that helps,

Dave

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Giant Hogweed

Thank-you Dave. I will try to visit this weekend.
Amy

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location (2)

Good luck Amy - keep going until you're past the edge of Lyme and onto a hard-surfaced track,

Dave