Heracleum mantegazzianum in Ireland

Species name:Heracleum mantegazzianum
Common names:Feabhrán capaill
Synonymes:Heracleum giganteum
Habitats:Riparian zones, Urban areas, Disturbed areas
Time of introduction:1902
Year of first report:1902
Type of introduction:Intentional & unintentional
Distribution details:Russian Caucasus
Donor area:
Impact:Competition, Abiotic changes, Human health
Comments:Prohibited under the Wildlife Order (NI) 1985 under Schedule 9 Part II. This species 'may have indirect impact on water quality'. To be considered in the Water Framework Directive risk analysis process. IE118
Last updated08-02-2011 (day-month-year)
Resources: Fact sheet Google image search
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  • Lucey, J. (1994). Records of the Giant Hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier and Levier, along southern Irish Rivers and Streams with revised distribution map for the region. Irish Biogeographical Society. No. 17.
  • Maguire, C.M., Cosgrove, P.J. and Kelly, J. (2008). Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant Knotweed) Management Plan. Prepared for NIEA and NPWS as part of Invasive Species
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  • Reynolds, S.C.P. (2000). A catalogue of alien plants in Ireland. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Ireland.
  • Wyse Jackson, M. (1989). Observation on the Irish distribution of a plant with serious public health implications: Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier and Levier). Irish Biogeographical Society. No. 12.
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