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Plant That Causes Severe Burns, Blindness Grows In NC

The Man with the Plan

Posted 3:43 pm, 06/28/2018

My neighbor was afraid she had some in her yard, but it was just Queen Anne's Lace.

Joseph T.

Posted 10:36 am, 06/24/2018

I would at least kill it

frank1

Posted 1:00 am, 06/24/2018

There's some growing near me, should I contact someone? If so whom?

skeptic

Posted 7:52 pm, 06/23/2018

I’ll watch out for that one.

bobster123

Posted 7:18 pm, 06/23/2018

Thanks, anti. Good to know.

antithesis

Posted 7:11 pm, 06/23/2018

As you've probably heard by now, giant hogweed, an invasive species of plant that can leave you with third-degree burns or blind, was recently discovered in Virginia. But what you might not know is that researchers previously found the plant in North Carolina, too.

According to the tracker, the plant has been found in [Watauga County].


New York health officials minced no words on its website when it came to the giant hogweed: "Do Not Touch This Plant!" The plant, listed federally as a noxious weed, is characterized by its white, umbrella-shaped-flower clusters and closely resembles cow parsnip. The plant can grow much taller though " up to 14 feet.

"Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness," the New York health department said.


https://patch.com/north-car...ows-nc-too

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