Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

Don't Touch This Plant!

Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

DANGER!! The plant is commonly known as Giant Hogweed, (Heracleum Mantegazzianum), but you might know it as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip, cow parsley, hogsbane, wild parsnip or wild rhurbarb, but this plant is no friend. Be aware this plant is in the USA and IS spreading rapidly.

DANGER!! The plant is commonly known as Giant Hogweed, (Heracleum Mantegazzianum), but you might know it as cartwheel-flower, giant cow parsnip, cow parsley, hogsbane, wild parsnip or wild rhurbarb, but this plant is no friend. Be aware this plant is in the USA and IS spreading rapidly.

Hogweed plant - DO NOT DO THIS -- take a photo from a safe distance and call the authorities

Hogweed plant - DO NOT DO THIS -- take a photo from a safe distance and call the authorities

Giant Hogweed Plant May Cause Blindness - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contact with the poisonous weed causes severe skin and eye irritation and may result in blindness and permanent scarring in people sensitive to the plant's toxic sap...

Giant Hogweed Plant May Cause Blindness - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contact with the poisonous weed causes severe skin and eye irritation and may result in blindness and permanent scarring in people sensitive to the plant's toxic sap...

Giant Hogweed - The sap can cause blisters, long-lasting scars, and if it comes in contact with eyes, blindness*****Follow our unique garden themed boards at www.pinterest.com/earthwormtec*****Follow us on www.facebook.com/earthwormtec for great organic gardening tips

Giant Hogweed - The sap can cause blisters, long-lasting scars, and if it comes in contact with eyes, blindness*****Follow our unique garden themed boards at www.pinterest.com/earthwormtec*****Follow us on www.facebook.com/earthwormtec for great organic gardening tips

Officials in Canada and the U.S. are warning residents not to touch giant hogweed plants, which have been popping up in large numbers in both countries. When combined with sunlight, sap from the plants can cause extreme skin irritation, temporary or permanent blindness and scarring.

Officials in Canada and the U.S. are warning residents not to touch giant hogweed plants, which have been popping up in large numbers in both countries. When combined with sunlight, sap from the plants can cause extreme skin irritation, temporary or permanent blindness and scarring.

giant hogweed - current locations (2014) in green  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/giant-hogweed-plant-blindness-skin-irritation_n_3479022.html

Don't Touch This Plant!

giant hogweed - current locations (2014) in green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/giant-hogweed-plant-blindness-skin-irritation_n_3479022.html

Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

Don't Touch This Plant!

Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

Hogweed Plant: If You See This Plant, Whatever You Do Don’t Touch It

Hogweed Plant: If You See This Plant, Whatever You Do Don’t Touch It

News - Plant that can cause third-degree burns popping up in Canada - The Weather Network Giant Hogweed. Good pics of what it looks like.

News - Plant that can cause third-degree burns popping up in Canada - The Weather Network Giant Hogweed. Good pics of what it looks like.

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