Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monster Plant!

Maine has a monster plant! It can sting, burn and scar permanently with just a casual touch. Youch!

The Maine Cooperative Extension posted today about Giant Hogweed, something I've never heard of and I hope I never encounter. It's described as 'Queen Anne's Lace on steroids' and can cause burning, blistering and permanent scarring if the hair on its leaves are brushed against and then exposed to sunlight.

Read more about this plant here and how to identify it.

It almost makes it seem like those old 50's monster movies are real, doesn't it?

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