Hogweed or giant hogweed?

Hogweed or giant hogweed?

Observation - Hogweed or giant hogweed?. Description: Can anyone help me identify this? I'm fairly convinced it's hogweed, rather than giant hogweed, but I can't say with absolute certainty. Many of the plant and leaf stems are a very dark red but I can't find any reference to such colouring in books or on

Can anyone help me identify this? I'm fairly convinced it's hogweed, rather than giant hogweed, but I can't say with absolute certainty. Many of the plant and leaf stems are a very dark red but I can't find any reference to such colouring in books or online.

I've seen warnings about giant hogweed having red spots on the stems but I don't think these would be described as spots - and anyway, I'm fairly sure that I've never seen giant hogweed around here. I am familiar with what the plant looks like and would probably have noticed it as it's obviously quite distinctive.

If anyone can help, I'd be grateful.

Thanks,

Alex