Bear Root Benefits (Ligusticum Porteri) aka Indian parsley, mountain carrot, wild lovage. GET a good field guide or 3. DO NOT mistake hogweed, which is much larger & the itchiest, most skin irritating thing on earth. Look up where an herb grows, when it flowers, color & # of petals, how many leaves, etc., in a well-known field guide. Some families are all good, some have a nasty cousin, others a lookalike. But they do have notable differences.