Heracleum mantegazzianum

Heracleum mantegazzianum_Fritz Geller-Grimm Wikimedia
Photo by Fritz Geller-Grimm

Common names: giant hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum (giant hogweed) is a herb/ (family Apiaceae) with white flowers and large toothed leaves found in the northwestern ranges of Oregon. It is native to central Asia. It favors grasslands and riparian and bottomland habitat. It reproduces only by seed. Seeds fall within 13 feet of the parent plant and can be carried by water and wind. Sticky seeds attach on to humans, animals and machinery.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: A

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Heracleum mantegazzianum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.