Ohio places giant hogweed on noxious weed list

Georig, David J.
March 2008
American Nurseryman;3/1/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5, p10
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The article reports that the state of Ohio has added the Heracleum mantegazzianum or giant hogweed to the list of noxious weeds. It was stated that the state government has added the weed to the list because of its capability to injure and risk human health and ability to spread quickly. In addition, the giant hogweed's furocoumarins in its sap can cause photodermatitis to skin. In addition, the hogweed's history and attributes and suggested control methods are discussed.


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