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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

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

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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