Summer Plant from Hell: Giant Hogweed Can Burn, Scar and Blind You

It's Queen Anne's lace on steroids and it could be coming to a backyard, park or playground near you. Heracleum Mantegazzianum -- a plant more commonly known as the giant hogweed and native to Central Asia -- is spreading fast in several states, and experts are urging some residents to beware. The tall plant with large, attractive flowers the size of umbrellas contains sap that causes blisters, burns, even blindness. The growing concern over the plant's dangerous toxicity has put health...Full Story
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