Be careful out there


Mar 24, 2004
Coastal NJ
Giant Hogweed warning sent out by State Park Service. Looks like Queen Ann's Lace on steroids. Mostly for the northern part of the state, but given how folks on this forum crawl around the woods, you never know. ;) Nasty plant, up to 14 foot tall. Hopefully it will kill chiggers.


Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is a Federally listed noxious weed. Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness. Contact between the skin and the sap of this plant occurs either through brushing against the bristles on the stem or breaking the stem or leaves.
What to do if you come in contact with giant hogweed:
Immediately wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water and keep the area away from sunlight for 48 hours. This plant poses a serious health threat; see your physician if you think you have been burned by giant hogweed. If you think you have giant hogweed on your property, do NOT touch it.


Jul 20, 2003
millville nj
Looks like a plant that would favor mesic sites with sweeter soil.Don't think it will take over the barrens though might show up in old fields around the edges of the Barrens,even maybe down my way around the bay more??? Something else to wammy my day.
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