Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fact of the day # 3

Look out people of New York! Did you know that a plant has started growing in New York and other northern states called Hog weed? You may just be thinking, ''Yeah so? A weed how interesting....'' It isn't just any weed. If touched this weed can cause blisters or scars that lasts for years! And that's not even the worst part, It can also cause blindness.

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.
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.


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