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Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Jun 19, 2018 6:20pm
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It's been all over the news lately, but in case you've missed it: Clarke Co & Frederick Co have this horrifying invasive weed now --
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 19, 2018 6:40pm
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This sounds a lot like the poison hemlock spreading in Franklin County, PA! It’s supposed to look a bit like Queen Anne’s Lace.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 19, 2018 10:34pm
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It's a problem when the Giant Hogweed isn't...

They are not created 7 feet tall... be careful when dealing with plants that are slightly taller than or shorter than a fully developed cow parsnip... they are very similar, might be very closely related... the cow parsnip isn't a problem... but a smaller version of the Giant Hogweed is still toxic.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961459 by paper trail
Jun 20, 2018 9:55am
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I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961475 by PiggyJaunt
Jun 20, 2018 12:20pm
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What?!?!? Yikes - good thing you're near VT:
Mark Sutphin, an agricultural extension agent with Virginia Tech

was quoted in the article --
Re: Giant Hogweed in Virginia
Board: State: Virginia
Reply to: #961475 by PiggyJaunt
Jun 20, 2018 2:00pm
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I think I have this growing beside my house, I don't know what to do with it.

I would call the local environmental conservation department and tell them. Or maybe the EPA.