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GIant Hogweed - have U seen it?


Geoffrey Settle
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Last week I came across what I can only assume was an old sign Peel Holdings sign and shortly afterwards I came across the triffid. Do you think that this old sign needs ro be replaced and updated - to warn people of the Dangers? More pictures on WNCF FB site https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/media/set/?set=a.435225179923885.1073741872.110886079024465&type=1

 

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Has anyone else spotted the GIANT HOGWEED and if so please let me know so that I can record it's whereabouts in Warrington?

 

It looks like this - BUT don't touch it because ir's sap can and will severly burn you when exposed to the sun light.

 

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and as seen on the banks of the Mersey

 

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More information on Giant Hogweed

 

Giant Hogweed
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Giant hogweed is harmful to health and the environment. It hampers the growth of other plants in the habitats it colonizes. It destabilizes ecosystems and contributes to bank erosion. It should never be seeded, planted, propagated or transported. Contact with its sap can cause painful skin reactions similar to burns. If required to handle it, you should wear gloves, long pants, and long sleeves.

 

Visit this site for more information - http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/santepub/environnement/index.php?gberce-du-caucase-en

 

Results of skin coming into contact with th sap of the plant

 

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