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Now, what's this ...?

Posted by dalew 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 13:52

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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RE: Now, what's this ...?

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.


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RE: Now, what's this ...?

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


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RE: Now, what's this ...?

Link didn't work for me either!1
kathi


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RE: Now, what's this ...?

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: http://plants.usda.gov/maps/large/HE/HEMA17.png


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