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dalew(8)March 31, 2014

A friend up Michigan way just emailed me about a toxic weed that is getting a foot hold up that way. It's called "hog weed" - I never heard of it before.

Wondered if anyone here has any more insight into the stuff. Here's a link about it.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/hogweed.aspt it.

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suemcwirraluk

Link not working but if the plant you refer to is the Giant Hogweed it is something to steer well clear of. It grows taller than a human and looks like cow parsley although it's sap causes severe blistering of the skin, especially in the presence of sunlight, so don't even try to tackle it by hand.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:29PM
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suemcwirraluk

Managed to get the link to work. Pretty much says what I wrote. It's a nasty beast of a plant.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:46PM
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kathi_mdgd

Link didn't work for me either!1
kathi

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:56PM
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dalew(8)

Thanks suemc ~ sorry for the incorrect posting of the site, just simply did not know hoe to do so on this board.

On another board I belong to, got a reply with a map showing just where the distribution of the weed has been reported. (hope this works better!)

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 4:45PM
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