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Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

This tall plant shows spotted leaf stalks and purple/red colour on the stems. It shades and kills native vegetation, increasing risk of erosion. CAUTION: Touching the plant can result in a painful skin inflammation. Classified as a noxious weed under the BC Weed Control Act.

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