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Warning About Giant Hogweed
07-15-2015, 04:48 PM #1
Coolchick Member
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What Should You Do If You Find Giant Hogweed?

'To highlight the dangers of the plant, A ten-year-old girl suffered horrific third degree burns -after picking up a piece of Hogweed while fishing with her dad.'


i have never heard of this... getting burned from a weed...

Just Plain Nuts.
07-15-2015, 04:55 PM #2
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Heracleum mantegazzianum.

Not uncommon around here.

And it's true - they are poisonous upon touch.

Look, but don't handle.
07-15-2015, 04:58 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah, do not touch. Phytophotodermatitis is not very pleasant. Thankfully they're quite visible.
07-15-2015, 05:07 PM #4
Accidental Stoner Member
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They got one absolutely giganormous one in the Schoolpark over here.
With a big sign that says: "DO NOT TOUCH! Will cause discomfort to your skin."
Kinda beautiful plants, though.
07-15-2015, 05:29 PM #5
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well i have never heard of it.. i used to go down to the bay all the time and the woods as a kid..
we were always told to stay away from poison ivy and poison oak but.. i cannot recall hogweed.

anyway. just passin it along..

Just Plain Nuts.
07-15-2015, 06:27 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The Finns used to grow it decoratively... should have never been introduced there.




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