Definition of Heracleum sphondylium
1. Noun. Tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Heracleum, Heracleum
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Literary usage of Heracleum sphondylium
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1. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"... Oil of Heracleum sphondylium, L. This oil was first investigated by T. Zincke. By distillation with steam of ordinary pressure, the fresh fruit yielded ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Heracleum sphondylium, L.—Yks. Cleveland Gloss.; N. Scotl. ... or Bun-weed- for Suff., and thinks it refers to (1) or to Heracleum sphondylium. ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Type species: Heracleum sphondylium L. i. ... June-July. is loosely pubescent, with pinnate leaves, has been Heracleum sphondylium L., of Europe, ..."
4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"(2) Heracleum sphondylium, L. — Hal. Wr.; E. Anglia, Forby; Line. ; Norf. and Stiff. ... Heracleum sphondylium, L.—A name invented by Turner (Names), ..."
5. The Chemistry of Essential Oils and Artificial Perfumes by Ernest John Parry (1908)
"The ordinary heracleum oil is distilled from the fruit of Heracleum sphondylium, the cow parsnip. The yield is from 1 to 3 per cent, of an oil of specific ..."