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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:49 am   Post subject: Is this Giant Hogweed????


This looks an awful lot like Giant Hogweed. Until I know for sure what it is, I am NOT touching it!!







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Netty


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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:05 am   


I just found this link from a previous post here on Gardenstew
www.ipm.msu.edu/pdf/hogweed.pdf
I really starting to think this IS Hogweed!!

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toni


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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 1:59 am   


That's something you shouldn't touch isn't it?
An episode of Rosemary and Thyme, the first one in fact, uses Giant Hogweed as a murder weapon when it is added to skin cream. Shocked

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Biita

Norway
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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:22 am   


I have never heard of hogweed before. That does not sound like a very nice plant to have around. I sure hope we do not have that over here.

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toni


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Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:01 pm   


It does look something like it, call your local county extension office and see if they have someone who can confirm the ID and get rid of it for you.

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pjadams

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 1:18 am   


It is! We have it coming up here from time to time. Those purple spots and hairy stems give it away. I'd pull it up but use rubber gloves and wear long sleeves tucked into the gloves. DON'T put it on the compost pile. I bag them in garbage bags and put them in the garbage when I find them.

Then throw away the gloves and thoroughly wash the clothes that may have touched it.

This is Giant Hogweed damage.

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eileen


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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:15 am   


Netty I don't like to think of you tackling this highly toxic weed on your own. Shocked Please get someone from your local authority to come and deal with it for you. Here we have men in full protective gear who come and get rid of giant hogweed and even they are ultra careful around it.

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daisybeans

annapolis md
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Posted: Fri May 14, 2010 10:32 am   


My gosh, I've never heard of such a plant. Netty, be careful. That sounds terribly toxic. I hope you can get someone to remove it for you.

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Netty


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Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:11 pm   


Luckily, this plant is only about 14 inches tall so far. I think I might try spraying it with some Roundup.

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Jewell


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Puget Sound Region of the Pacific NW (Washington State, US)
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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 6:16 am   


WOW! What a nasty plant. That is truly a weed, and I don't consider many plants weeds. Netty that was a great link. I didn't know it was in my state.

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