Month: July 2015

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Giant Hogweed – The Sunburn Plant

It may not be completely accurate to call the giant hogweed the “sunburn plant” but this highly invasive and dangerous member of the carrot and parsley family can cause third-degree burns due to its phototoxic sap. Its official name is Heracleum mantegazzianum but is commonly called giant hogweed because it typically grows to heights between… Read more »