An hazardous, invasive weed – lately started dispersing across New York, triggering fear and warnings from the state’s Division of Environmental Conservation. They claim the plant could burn, scar, or even blind you.

STOP! If You See This Plant, Never Ever Touch This Plant

An hazardous, invasive weed – lately started dispersing across New York, triggering fear and warnings from the state’s Division of Environmental Conservation. They claim the plant could burn, scar, or even blind you.

Giant Hogweed...causes severe blisters and possibly blindness

Giant Hogweed...causes severe blisters and possibly blindness

Giant hogweed plant standing approximately 14 feet tall Do not touch this plant if seen as it can cause terrible skin rash/burn.

Giant hogweed plant standing approximately 14 feet tall Do not touch this plant if seen as it can cause terrible skin rash/burn.

Kak borot'sya s borshchevikom na dachnom uchastke

Kak borot'sya s borshchevikom na dachnom uchastke

Poison oak berries in California. See more Pacific poison oak.

Poison oak berries in California. See more Pacific poison oak.

Giant Hogweed | Giant Hogweed is a poisonous, invasive plant that can cause skin rashes, burns and blisters. Find out how to protect yourself from Giant Hogweed on York.ca.

Giant Hogweed | Giant Hogweed is a poisonous, invasive plant that can cause skin rashes, burns and blisters. Find out how to protect yourself from Giant Hogweed on York.ca.

Giant Hogweed damage - just touching it will cause horrendously large and painful blisters and severe rashes, which are hard to heal, it can cause blindness, severe sun sensitivity. Looks like Queen Anne's Lace but it grows to 15-20 feet with the flower clusters 2.5-3' wide and huge leaves.

Giant Hogweed damage - just touching it will cause horrendously large and painful blisters and severe rashes, which are hard to heal, it can cause blindness, severe sun sensitivity. Looks like Queen Anne's Lace but it grows to 15-20 feet with the flower clusters 2.5-3' wide and huge leaves.

Heracleum maximum - Common Cowparsnip, Cow Parsnip, Cow-parsnip

Heracleum maximum - Common Cowparsnip, Cow Parsnip, Cow-parsnip

Hogweed Plant: If You See This Plant, Whatever You Do Don’t Touch It

Hogweed Plant: If You See This Plant, Whatever You Do Don’t Touch It

Burn Blistering Rash. | http://www.woolx.com/

Burn Blistering Rash. | http://www.woolx.com/

Skin condition ~ caused by hogweed. Causes severe rash with pain and blistering. VERY similar to the rash/hives I had in spring 2015. Best to stay completely out of sun with this!

Skin condition ~ caused by hogweed. Causes severe rash with pain and blistering. VERY similar to the rash/hives I had in spring 2015. Best to stay completely out of sun with this!

Stay itch-free by avoiding these rash-inducing plants on your next hike.

Stay itch-free by avoiding these rash-inducing plants on your next hike.

After Touching THIS Plant, She Got A Dangerous Rash On Her Body. Check To See If It’s In Your Area | American Overlook

After Touching THIS Plant, She Got A Dangerous Rash On Her Body. Check To See If It’s In Your Area | American Overlook

Four boys in Manchester, England suffered severe burns and boils after they came into contact ...

Four boys in Manchester, England suffered severe burns and boils after they came into contact ...

Cow parsnip seeds can cause a skin rash.  pix by Victoria Tilford

Cow parsnip seeds can cause a skin rash. pix by Victoria Tilford

The stunningly beautiful giant hogweed is poisonous to the touch, and headed by seed toward the Mid-South. Contact with the plant can cause painful blistering rashes and even blindness.

The stunningly beautiful giant hogweed is poisonous to the touch, and headed by seed toward the Mid-South. Contact with the plant can cause painful blistering rashes and even blindness.

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