Common Hogweed or Heracleum sphondylium
A native plant, often seen on places where the ground is rich
in nutrients. If you see hogweed, nettles are near.
It has white, umbrella shaped flowers blosuming from the summer until fall.
Common hogweed is edible
Only the young leaves can be eaten, and have a
supriing taste : like oranges but also like cumcumber.
Sheeps are fond on them.
Common Hogweed and Giant hogweed
The common hogweed is much smaller and less invasive.
It doesn't have that stout, dark reddish-purple stem
of the "Giant Hogweed.
A small butterfly has descended on the flowers of Common Hogweed,
the name is: Paumene aurana.
Bugs on flowers and trees , an illustration of A.E. Brehm.
1 forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes)
2 assassin bug (Rhinocoris iracundus)
3 Crucifer Shieldbug
4 syromaster marginatus
5 Red & Black Striped Stink Bug (Graphosoma lineatum syn Graphosoma italicum)
6 Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger)
7 aphids (Aphidoidea)
8 larv of damsel bugs (Nabidae)
9 Chorosoma schillingi
10 European Tortoise Bug
(Eurygaster maura )
11 Firebug (Pyrrhocoris apterus)
12 Grypocoris sexguttatus
13 red spotted bug (Lygaeus equestris)
1 common hogweed