- Oct 23, 2011
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- East Texas
There are various other imported and native plants (and especially their flowers) that resemble Giant Hogweed, some of which are gathered as food products or themselves are invasive or toxic to animals & cut down and handled which is why Giant Hogweed was placed on the invasive list by USDA/APHIS. The other plants are not known to contain burning sap and USDA wants the public to know the difference and not mistakenly handle the Giant Hogweed thinking it is something else.I see that all over the place around here especially driving down the road. Very pretty when mixed in with wild black eye Susan's. Definitely didn't know about the sap though.
Here at BYH? They don't even use scientific names on herbicide specimen labels.Always use scientific name to ID a plant.