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Wednesday 28 September 2011


Some attribute the Latin name of the rocks (Heracleum maximum) to the demigod Heracles (now Hercules among the Romans) because of the vast size of the plant and the impression of strength it gives off. The names of "big rocks" (H. spondilyum), "very large rocks" (H. maximum) and "giant hogweed" (H. mantegazzianum - see warning in the Precautions section) also show all of the impressive size of the plant, depending on the species, may reach 1 to 3 meters.

Others believe that just Heracleum Heraclea, an ancient city that was the birthplace of the plant. Except as Heraclea, there was apparently more in antiquity, whether in Greece, Italy or the Middle East. In any case, we can assume without much risk of error that each time the name was referring to Hercules, after all, this was one of the greatest heroes of the mythology of the time. One also wonders why, since he began his career by killing his wife and children. He then attacked a lion, a hydra, a deer, birds, under the pretext that these creatures are extremely harmful. Then, he distinguished himself by giving a king to pasture his horses (of human flesh to herbivores! What a lack of taste!) And killing the queen of the Amazons, it is assumed, would fall on him in the kidneys because of her feminist positions. Apart from that, it must be someone to tell, he did nothing much impressive cleaning stables, the capture of a boar and a few cattle, taming of a bull and apple picking in short, all activities are mainly agricultural farmer knew the time to complete.

"Hogweed" is of Germanic origin and comes from Bartsch, a name which means the plant or bartszez, a bitter drink that was manufactured in the countries of Eastern Europe, which was half of the beer and half of the soup.

It has been called "angelic wild" and "wild parsnip", because of its resemblance to these two plants of the same family that, which can be confusing since, at home, these names refer to two other plants native. It was also called "cow parsnip," modeled on the English cow parsnip, a term which, like the names of hogweed and pigweed (literally "pig weed"), may indicate a former use as a forage . The names of Indian Celery and Indian Rhubarb (Indian rhubarb) refer to food that jobs were Native Americans.

By analogy form, it has been called "bear paw" and "false acanthus." Sometimes "grass of the devil." The strange name of "cradle-Branc ursine" we give some warning to France for the moment all its mystery, "Branca" and "ursine" does not exist as such in dictionaries. Perhaps the second is it still an allusion to the bear?

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