In damp, grassy places and woods, from July to September this majestic, sweet-scented perennial is to be found throughout the country. Almost hairless, with deeply grooved purplish stems, the large (15cm) hemispherical umbels of pale, pink-flushed white flowers can be borne up to 2m. The large toothed bi and tri-pinnate leaves have large sheaths which clasp the stem and serve to protect the developing flower-heads. A native plant it belongs to the family Apiaceae
I first identified this plant in Saltmills, Co Wexford in August 2007 and photographed it at that time also.
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