WANTED GIANT HOGWEED

Scientific Name

Heracleum Mantegazziaum
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Common Name

Giant Hogweed

Description

The leaves are deeply lobed, sharply pointed with white/ purple blotches and it can grow to 14 feet or more.

Birthplace

Southwest Asia
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Transportation

It was brought over for landscaping

Last Seen

Areas across both the Northeast and Pacific Northwestern U.S.

Crimes

The sap from the hogweed can cause skin irritation and blindness. In the ecosystem the hogweed takes over the habitat that other plants need.

Punishment

It's illegal to import and transport the hogweed between states without a permit.