Hogweed

Hogweed

Observation - Hogweed - UK and Ireland. Description: This was found in boggy ground near a stream. There were several isolated examples around the area. It was the red tinged flowers that originally thwarted my ID, but as suggested, I went back and took pictures of the leaves - I think this clinches it as H

This was found in boggy ground near a stream. There were several isolated examples around the area. It was the red tinged flowers that originally thwarted my ID, but as suggested, I went back and took pictures of the leaves - I think this clinches it as Hogweed. For reference wrt the flowers (partic as my books always describes them as "dirty white"), I've added 3 photos showing how they seem to first appear pink, then change to a pinky-white, before losing any red/pink tinge. Thanks are due to cicuta58.