WANTED GIANT HOGWEED
The leaves are deeply lobed, sharply pointed with white/ purple blotches and it can grow to 14 feet or more.
It was brought over for landscaping
Areas across both the Northeast and Pacific Northwestern U.S.
The sap from the hogweed can cause skin irritation and blindness. In the ecosystem the hogweed takes over the habitat that other plants need.
It's illegal to import and transport the hogweed between states without a permit.