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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King County alone has more than 1,000 giant hogweed sites, said Sean MacDougall, a noxious weed specialist there.
The Royal Horticultural Society says giant hogweed is "invasive and potentially harmful.
A 2003 report by rural ministry Defra estimated the costs for UK eradication of giant hogweed as pounds 100m.
Giant hogweed is native to south-west Asia but it colonised river banks all over Scotland after it was introduced as a garden plant in the 19th century.
Contract Notice: control of Giant Hogweed on different river catchments within Ayrshire.
Some invasive species, such as the giant hogweed, also pose a direct threat to human health as the sap causes skin to blister.
Japanese knotweed was brought in as an exotic from Japan, as were giant hogweed.
AN attack was launched on the giant hogweed along the banks of the River Tees.
Jordan McCulloch's brush with giant hogweed left him screaming in agony, with blisters the size of golf balls on his legs.
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A fast growing goliath if you want a wild or natural garden is giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum which has massive leaves like giant rhubarb about 10ft long.
Contributing to this decline has been the planting of exotic conifers and the spread of invasive plants, such as giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) which, left unchecked, will have serious repercussions on native vegetation, river bank stability, sedimentation of spawning beds and ultimately on the habitat and food of salmon, sea lamprey and otter.