The leaves are deeply lobed, sharply pointed with white/ purple blotches.
It was brought over for landscaping.
Areas across both the Northeast and Pacific Northwestern U.S.
It's sap can cause skin irritation and blindness. The giant hogweed can affect the ecosystem and cause surrounding plants to slowly die out, it can also cause erosion to the soil.
It's illegal to import or transport the giant hogweed between states without a permit.