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No matter what disaster occurred She stood in desperate music wound, Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph Where the bales and the baskets lay No common intelligible sound But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea” ― W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems

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Common hogweed (NOT to be confused with giant hogweed - see note in article), shoots, heracleum sphondylium, foraging, drinks, cocktails, wild food, gin, identification, leaf

Most People in North America get to see Common Red-polls only in the winter, when the birds come to feeders, or forage on small seeds in trees, or in weedy fields. Listen for their sharp, buzzy call notes and energetic trills and chatters.

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Gewone berenklauw - Common hogweed, green seed pods

Hoverfly Syrphus sp. Syrphus species? possibly male Syrphus ribesii, but not sure. Feeding on Heracleum sphondylium (Common Hogweed) flowers.

Beef with asparagus, hogweed, radish and Parmesan

Straight from the menu at The Berkeley, Marcus Wareing's beef fillet with asparagus recipe features a stunning and unusual combination of native seasonal ingredients including common hogweed, which should be picked young.

Hoverfly species from Genus: Syrphus Syrphus species? possibly male Syrphus ribesii, but not sure. Feeding on Heracleum sphondylium (Common Hogweed) flowers.

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