Heracleum mantegazzianum

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Heracleum mantegazzianum

European plant in the family Apiaceae; contains furocoumarins which cause primary photosensitization. Called also cow parsnip, giant hogweed.
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Ms Jones added: "Our advice to any landowner is to first stop the giant hogweed plant from producing seeds.
A close relative of Cow Parsley, Giant Hogweed (pictured) originates from Southern Russia and Georgia.
Toxic sap from giant hogweed, which usually grows near water, on riverbanks, footpaths and wasteland, can make the skin sensitive to the sun, which can lead to blisters and burns within 48 hours.
Giant hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as photosensitising furanocoumarins, which react with light when in contact with human skin, causing blistering within 48 hours.
HAZARDOUS: Giant hogweed, above, can cause blistering, foxgloves, right, are poisonous and laurel bushes, below, you make you sleepy DECEIVING: Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) is beautiful to look at but very poisonous
Nearly 80 percent of the known Giant Hogweed sites have been eradicated, thanks to the effective teamwork between the U.
Ecology and management of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazziannum).
And in Lane County, giant hogweed and gypsy moths have landed.
It's unlikely you'll come across giant hogweed, which plagues North America.
I HAVE been given a giant hogweed plant that I admired in a friend's garden last summer.
The Environment Agency is helping to clear land overrun by Giant Hogweed from a site close to the Peak District National Park.
PEOPLE who let invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed grow on their property could be taken to court after Coventry City Council was given new powers.