How to get rid of hogweed. A huge toxic plant that can burn skin and cause permanent blindness has been found for the first time in eastern ontario prompting calls for a federal response to contain the spread of the. The big plant with the odd name and nasty reputation deserves every bit of the bad press its getting. Its leaves and stem contain a clear watery sap that is highly toxic. Hogweed hysteria is sweeping the nation with many worried about the giant weed that grows to five metres tall and emits a burning sap.
The region of waterloo has inspected and confirmed 14 calls about giant hogweed discoveries. So if you see something that you think is the giant hogwood take pictures of entire plant including its stem leaves flowers and seeds and send. Giant hogweed is a dangerous weed. The region advises people to dispose of their giant hogweed in one of four ways.
Giant hogweed is a very invasive plant which is dangerous to humans but there are ways to stay safe from it if you know what to look out for. The good news is the renewed attention on giant hogweed a noxious invasive weed that. Authorities are trying to get rid of this plant. If you get any of this weeds sap on your skin you will notice the following symptoms within 48 hours.
Its part of the carrot family but it can grow up to 14 feet tall. It is a health and environmental risk. Its a common dilemma you want to get rid of rash causing weeds but you dont want to get a rash in the process. Giant hogweed or heracleum mantegazzianum is considered a noxious weed by the federal government.