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Giant Hogweed

Heracleum mantegazzianum

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Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum Giant hogweed identification - Heracleum mantegazzianum


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3 Comments

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 9 years ago

Also growing in my garden But impossible to emigrate from there. Gets fantastic flowerstands up to 1m in diameter!

bullistar
bullistar 11 years ago

Okay thank you!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 11 years ago

Steer clear of this plant. It is quite a danger, the sap from it can cause photo-dermatitis. Skin contact followed by exposure to sunlight produces painful, burning blisters that may develop into purplish or blackened scars. In some more severe cases it can cause severe reactions requiring hospitalizations and removal of damaged tissues.

bullistar
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bullistar

Niedersachsen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 19, 2012
Submitted on Jun 19, 2012

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