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Common name

English: Eltrot

German: Wiesenbärenklau

Portuguese: Branca-ursina, Canabrás, Esfondilio


Kingdom: Plantae (2630)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2533)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2142)

      Order: Apiales (37)

        Family: Apiaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Heracleum (1)

            Epithet: sphondylium L. (1)

sphondylium => genus name that predates Linnaeus, may refer to spine (in the sense of backbone)


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Heracleum sphondylium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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