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Giant hogweed, wild parsnip and other dangerous plants to avoid

What to know about different types of dangerous herbage — from hogweed to wild parsnip — that can produce serious burns or, in some cases, lead to blindness or death.
FOXNews.com - Published

Virginia teen suffered third degree burns from a giant hogweed plant

A teenager in Virginia suffered third degree burns after running into an invasive, dangerous plant while on a landscaping job.
USATODAY.com - Published

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VIDEO: Toxic plant takes root in 17 Pennsylvania counties, some local [Video]VIDEO: Toxic plant takes root in 17 Pennsylvania counties, some local 

VIDEO: Toxic plant takes root in 17 Pennsylvania counties, some local

WFMZ Allentown, PA - Published

Warning in 8 States: Don't Touch; Burn, Blindness Threat [Video]Warning in 8 States: Don't Touch; Burn, Blindness Threat  00:39

Giant hogweed, a noxious weed that can give people third degree burns, was spotted in Virginia for the first time.

Rockets are Cool - Published

How to avoid dangerous giant hogweed [Video]How to avoid dangerous giant hogweed  01:54

Social media is buzzing about the poisonous giant hogweed plant. It's very dangerous, and could cause blindness if you touch it. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN with more on..

CBS News - Published

Virginia Teen Suffered Third Degree Burns From A Giant Hogweed Plant [Video]Virginia Teen Suffered Third Degree Burns From A Giant Hogweed Plant  00:39

A teenager in Virginia suffered third degree burns after running into an invasive, dangerous plant while on a landscaping job.

Time - Published

Teen Suffers Severe Burns From Giant Hogweed Plant [Video]Teen Suffers Severe Burns From Giant Hogweed Plant  01:30

A 17-year-old in Virginia was working a landscaping job when he suffered third-degree burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant.

WTVR - Published

Giant Hogweed in Virginia [Video]Giant Hogweed in Virginia  02:23

WIlliam & Mary botanist Martha Case talks about the discovery of giant hogweed in Virginia. 

NYDN tronc - Published

Experts Warn of Poisonous Plant That Can Cause Burns, Blisters [Video]Experts Warn of Poisonous Plant That Can Cause Burns, Blisters  01:24

Experts are cautioning Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for giant hogweed, a non-native, invasive and poisonous plant.

WTIC - Published

'Toxic backyard threat' invading Mass. towns [Video]'Toxic backyard threat' invading Mass. towns  00:28

A giant plant is being called "a beautiful but toxic backyard threat, and it's invading 14 Massachusetts communities.

WCVB - Published

Virginia Is For Lovers--And Giant Plants With Evil Sap [Video]Virginia Is For Lovers--And Giant Plants With Evil Sap  00:40

The towering, invasive giant hogweed has somehow crept into Virginia. According to Gizmodo, it can scar--and even blind--anyone unlucky enough to touch its toxic sap. It was originally introduced..

Wochit - Published

Virginia Plant That Can Cause Third-Degree Burns, Blindness Was Planted Intentionally [Video]Virginia Plant That Can Cause Third-Degree Burns, Blindness Was Planted Intentionally  01:08

The Giant Hogweed found in Clarke County was "planted intentionally," according to Virginia Tech researchers.

WTVR - Published

Plant found in Virginia has sap that burns and blinds [Video]Plant found in Virginia has sap that burns and blinds  01:08

An agricultural extension agent identified a plant spotted in Berryville, Va., as the invasive species giant hogweed in June 2018.

The Washington Post - Affiliate - Published

Giant Hogweed That Can Cause Blindness Invades Virginia [Video]Giant Hogweed That Can Cause Blindness Invades Virginia  00:53

The giant hogweed is a 10-foot tall plant native to eastern Europe. Now, Mother Nature Network reports 30 of them have been discovered in Virginia. The plant's sap can cause "severe skin and eye..

Wochit - Published

Deadly plant that causes burns, blindness spotted in Virginia [Video]Deadly plant that causes burns, blindness spotted in Virginia  01:16

CLARKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA — Virginians are being warned to keep their eyes out for the giant hogweed plant, which can cause third-degree burns and even blindness. Thirty of the deadly plants were..

TomoNews US - Published

Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania [Video]Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania  00:28

A noxious, alien and invasive plant that looks like Queen Anne's lace on steroids – giant hogweed -- is causing some concerns after being found in multiple states, including Pennsylvania.

KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh - Published

Don't Panic About Your Giant Hogweed! [Video]Don't Panic About Your Giant Hogweed!  01:57

What you need to know if you're out in the woods this summer!

Made Television - Published

 

Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face

Run-in with giant hogweed has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns.
CBS News - Published

Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face


CBS News - Published

Report: Va. Tech Freshman Treated for Giant Hogweed Burns

The sap of a giant hogweed plant, a highly noxious weed originating from Asia, burned a 17-year-old incoming Virginia Tech freshman, who was released from the hospital Thursday after treatment.
Newsmax - Published

Giant Hogweed: A Plant That Can Burn and Blind You. But Don’t Panic.

The invasive plant is widespread in New York and was recently spotted for the first time in Virginia, but conservationists believe they can fight it.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •DelawareonlineUSATODAY.com

Giant Hogweed Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found in Va.

A giant hogweed plant, which sounds like something from a Harry Potter book, was discovered in Virginia. Giant hogweed grows in the wild and merely touching it can give someone serious third-degree..
Newsmax - Published Also reported by •cbs4.comCBS 2DelawareonlineUSATODAY.com

Noxious weed alert: Giant hogweed spotted in Virginia

Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can produce severe burns and blisters, has been spotted for the first time in Virginia
Seattle Times - Published

New sighting of plant that causes blindness and burns

Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness, has been spotted in more than 10 states
CBS News - Published

The 9 most dangerous plants in the world

the 9 most dangerous plants in the world
At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous. We don't normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from..
Business Insider - Published

Wild parsnip, giant hogweed: Toxic plants to watch out for

Health officials warn of the poisonous plants that can wreck your summer
CBS News - Published

DNR: New invasive plant with toxic sap in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A giant invasive plant with toxic sap that can burn human skin has turned up in southeastern Wisconsin for the first time, state environmental officials say. The Milwaukee Journal..
Seattle Times - Published

New York man fights to keep his giant hogweed plants

The otherworldly invasive species produces sap so toxic it can leave a person blind or scarred for life.
USATODAY.com - Published

Dangerous giant hogweed could blind you with science

Environmental officials in New York warn the plant's sap could cause temporary blindness.
USATODAY.com - Published

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