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Old 06-18-18, 03:57 PM
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Giant Hogweed, a plant that can cause burns and blindness

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A huge weed that can cause third-degree burns and even blindness has been found in Virginia.

Officials in Isle of Wight County, in eastern Virginia near Norfolk and Newport News, posted a warning on Facebook about the invasive plant, which can grow to almost 15 feet.

The Virginia Department of Transportation also reported sightings of the Giant Hogweed in nearby Middlesex County and in Shenandoah County, which is part of the department's Staunton region, according to Richmond TV station WRIC.
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Old 06-18-18, 04:26 PM
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causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters and scars.
These serious reactions from contact with leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of the plant. The sap is highly reactive.



Fully grown the plant can be 6 feet high
the leaves can span 2 feet+

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Old 06-19-18, 07:46 AM
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Will weed spray kill it?

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Old 06-19-18, 08:27 AM
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Origin of plant -central Asia

Spray giant hogweed leaves with an herbicide containing triclopyr or glyphosate as the active
ingredient. Use the recommended manufacturer’s dose and follow label instructions; there is
no advantage to using a higher dose. Apply herbicide between late April and early June, when
hogweed leaves are green and actively growing. A follow-up treatment in July or August may
be needed for plants that did not die from the first herbicide application (e.g. seedlings, leaf
rosettes which were covered by leaves of plants originally sprayed).
For certified commercial pesticide applicators, technicians and apprentices, listed below are
five herbicides that are legal for specific use on giant hogweed in New York State.
Accord XRT II, EPA Reg. No. 62719-556 (contains glyphosate)
Garlon 4 Ultra, EPA Reg. No. 62719-527 (contains triclopyr)
Rodeo, EPA Reg. No. 62719-324 (contains glyphosate)
Roundup ProMax Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 524-579 (contains glyphosate)
Roundup Pro Concentrate Herbicide, EPA Reg. No. 524-529 (contains glyphosate)

The plant has been fount in 2 NW states (OR/WA)

NE states Ohio / WV / VA / MD / Delaware and all states NE of that.

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Officials in Isle of Wight County, in eastern Virginia near Norfolk and Newport News, posted a warning on Facebook about the invasive plant, which can grow to almost 15 feet.
Yet another reason not to visit Isle of Wight County:

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“Isle of Wight is an interesting place. One big highway leads through it. It is dark. People come there from bigger cities, Newport News and Hampton. It’s a place to leave a body.”
http://www.richmond.com/entertainmen...00e3ca12d.html
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causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters and scars.
These serious reactions from contact with leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of the plant. The sap is highly reactive.



Fully grown the plant can be 6 feet high
the leaves can span 2 feet+

:>---

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It looks very similar to Queen Anne's Lace, a very common (and toxic) plant.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...DY4Q_B0IpQIwGw

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Old 06-21-18, 09:41 AM
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sounds like fake news. theyve been telling me the same thing about poison ivy since i was 5 yet i run through that stuff all the time and have never let it phase me.
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Poison Ivy never phased me either. Poison Oak/Sumac on the other hand always did.

It is strange how such a foreign plant was found in such a remote area? Planted on purpose? Someone order marijuana seeds from the far east and one of these babies seeds was in there?
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Old 06-21-18, 11:32 AM
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Poison Ivy never phased me either. Poison Oak/Sumac on the other hand always did.

It is strange how such a foreign plant was found in such a remote area? Planted on purpose? Someone order marijuana seeds from the far east and one of these babies seeds was in there?
Not so strange when you look at the location of the outbreak, Newport and Norfolk have some decent sized ports located there and the plant just road in on some container ship along with countless other invasive things. Something along the lines of the zebra mussel issue in the great lakes.
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sounds like fake news. theyve been telling me the same thing about poison ivy since i was 5 yet i run through that stuff all the time and have never let it phase me.
You're one of the lucky ones who's not allergic. Last time I tangled with poison ivy while hacking down some thornbushes, my forearm swelled to twice its normal size and blistered severely. It seems to get worse with each exposure for me. My brother once had such a bad reaction to it that his face swelled up to where he could barely open his eyes.
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Not so strange when you look at the location of the outbreak, Newport and Norfolk have some decent sized ports located there and the plant just road in on some container ship along with countless other invasive things. Something along the lines of the zebra mussel issue in the great lakes.
That and the Asian Carp are the first things I thought of.
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