Hogweed plant

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) is an excellent forage plant for rabbits. It is prolific with large leaves that are easily picked. This picture was taken in August. Young leaves are the most palatable. Hogweed is common in hedgerows, on verges, pastureland, and along footpaths. The leaves grow again after the plants have been picked or mown and can be found in November/December when other forage plants are rare.